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Sometimes paying for camping is necessary, but Gaia Topo helps you find free alternatives that you won’t find with Google

We’ve all felt that panic when you wander off trail and can’t find your way back. Gaia GPS solves this problem.

Acadia National Park in Maine boasts 150 miles of trails on its official maps, but that’s only a part of what once existed. Matthew Sherrill tagged along with a couple of local history obsessives to explore some of the dozens of unmarked paths that lead to what were once major attractions—places some want to stay a secret.

There’s no such thing as a truly accurate one

Reconciling the maps we made in the 18th century with modern reality is nearly impossible. But their lines, drawn long ago, are still legally binding.

A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.

All the essentials for crushing long days on the trail

A new Snow Mode makes finding trails and parking lots easy, and the app helps you avoid avalanches, too

How does it compare against the competition? A guide finds out.

Follow these steps to spend less time stressing over the details and more time on the trail

But the developers know that could present an overcrowding problem

Here's how to use Gaia GPS to save your route so you never get lost again

A checklist of essential skills, concepts, and definitions

Your mindset is your most important tool in the backcountry

How to build a system of equipment that will offer direction in wild landscapes

When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack

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