Have you ever grabbed your backpack and rushed out the door only to find out at the trailhead that you forgot to download digital maps to your phone? Learn more here about how you can download your entire state’s topo map in a matter of minutes. Never forget a map again with the easy to read, tiny to download, Gaia Topo.
Cell phones offer many useful features, even when you find yourself far away from cell towers. In the backcountry, they’ve become a go-to navigation tool, an alarm clock for alpine starts, and the place to conveniently store guide books and maps. Check out these ways you can use your cell phone in the backcountry even when cell service is sparse to none.