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The 9 Most Popular Hiking Maps in Gaia GPS

The 9 Most Popular Hiking Maps in Gaia GPS

Start navigating trails near you this summer with the 9 most popular hiking maps in Gaia GPS. Every map contains unique characteristics that offer different tools for navigation. Some show distance grids or points of interest, while others heavily focus on features like land shading, topographic information, and elevation. The maps you choose can play… Read More »

93 Miles Around Mount Rainier: How to Thru-Hike the Wonderland Trail

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Early summer is here. The days are long, warm, and gorgeous. But for those of us looking forward to backpacking season in the Pacific Northwest, summer won’t truly arrive for another two months. Snow still abounds in the Cascades and Olympics, covering some of the best backpacking routes in the state: Seven Lakes Basin in… Read More »

How to Layer while Hiking in the Winter

How to Layer while Hiking in the Winter

Hiking in the winter demands proper attire to avoid both overheating and hypothermia. Learning how to layer the right clothing and materials can make or break a trip. Using the wrong layers can even result in dangerous consequences. As you hike, your body naturally wants to sweat. Your sweat quickly cools your body and can… Read More »

Better Food to Enhance Your Next Backpacking Trip

Frequent hikers and backpackers know how to cook dehydrated meals, but they can get boring pretty quickly. These 5 delicious treats can launch your backcountry cooking game into the next dimension. Cheese Surprisingly, cheese doesn’t always have to stay at home when you hit the trail. It lasts up to 5 days in your pack… Read More »