See More Stars: New Light Pollution Map from Gaia GPS

Find dark skies and build an epic stargazing or meteor-watching session into your next overnight trip with the new worldwide Light Pollution Map. The Light Pollution Map makes it easy to find isolated wilderness, quiet campsites, and unparalleled views of the stars. It’s especially useful for viewing this summer’s upcoming Eta Aquarids and Perseids Meteor… Read More »

Pacific Crest Trail Maps Available in Gaia GPS, Starting with Washington

In 2017, renowned thru-hiker and mapmaker Lon Cooper (Halfmile) partnered with National Geographic to craft meticulously accurate maps of the Pacific Crest Trail. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve joined that historic partnership to bring you those same PCT maps in Gaia GPS. We’re rolling out the maps one state at a time, starting with… Read More »

The Maps You Need to Find Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

Warning: We received feedback from search & rescue that people have gotten lost and died while out hunting Fenn’s treasure. Please use caution while venturing into unknown land. For more information on how you can be prepared, please read these guidelines from the US Forest Service. Almost a decade ago, the 80-year-old billionaire Forrest Fenn… Read More »

Seek Out the Wild with the New Wilderness Areas Map Overlay

In the U.S., a wilderness area is officially defined as a place “retaining its primeval character and influence,” a place “untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” As such, wilderness areas are the gold standard for conservation, preservation, and experiencing nature in its rawest form. But in the developed… Read More »

Using the Gaia GPS App on Your Thru-Hike

First off, congratulations: If you’re reading this, you’ve either committed to going on one of the most memorable adventures of your life, or you’re seriously considering it. The people you meet, the landscapes you see, and the experiences you have—whether it’s downing a half gallon of ice cream in Cumberland Valley, or dodging a bear… Read More »