The morel is perhaps one of the most prized quarries of American mushroom hunters. Its distinctive look, rich meaty flavor, and reputation for elusiveness all make for an intoxicating chase. Consequently, the locations of morel jackpots are often closely guarded secrets.
To find your own secret spots, you’ll need these six map layers.
Collected from official government sources, this colorful base map includes roads, trails, landscape surface information, and labels for both manmade and natural features. As such, it’s well-suited to exploring both urban environments and backcountry landscapes.
We’ve updated both the MVUM and USFS Roads and Trails Map. Updates include more intuitive symbology, and better compatibility with USFS-provided paper maps and PDFs. Routes are now color-coded to distinguish snow- and water-only routes from maintained trails, and we’ve added some all-new trails to the MVUM map, as well.
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 »
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 »
Canada is home to 47 national parks and hundreds of provincial and territorial parks, all crossed and interconnected by world-class trails. Now, you can explore all of them with Gaia GPS. Thanks to a new trails overlay from award-winning Canadian mapmaker Backroad Mapbooks (BRMB), the Gaia GPS map catalogue includes more detailed coverage of Canada… Read More »
The National Geographic Trails Illustrated layer now covers both California’s Desolation Wilderness and Texas’s Big Bend National Park. About Desolation Wilderness Glaciers shaped the land of Desolation Wilderness thousands of years ago, leaving the granite peaks scarred and polished and dotted with alpine lakes. Located just west of Lake Tahoe in Northern California, Desolation Wilderness… Read More »
An overlay featuring backroads, forgotten trails, and brand-new routes currently unavailable on any other Gaia GPS map, USFS Roads and Trails expands your possibilities. Use it to explore the backcountry, and add it to your repertoire of tools for building the ultimate customized map. The USFS Roads and Trails overlay displays a web of roads… Read More »
After months of waiting, waxing, tuning, and pretending to enjoy trail running, we’re finally on the verge of winter. But as new snow settles into the couloirs and glades, it’s easy to get caught up in the stoke without doing your homework—a potentially fatal mistake when you’re backcountry skiing in avalanche terrain. To get the… Read More »
Building on the 48-hour Precip Overlay we released last month, Gaia GPS now includes 24- and 72-hour Forecast Overlays, too. Beat the rain, or maximize your powder days, with these new options that you can display over your favorite base maps. Sourced from NOAA Data Like the 48-hour overlays, the 24-hour and 72-hour Precip Overlays… Read More »