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Cooler temps, crowds back in the school, and Crayola-colored hillsides—fall presents one of the best times of year to adventure. But finding where and when to go during this fleeting season is an art form. Weather can turn on a dime. And without warning, those glowing leaves end up in brown piles shrouding the trail.
Luckily, you can take advantage of the best time of year for exploring by bringing a tool that won’t add any weight to your pack: Meet Gaia GPS a powerful navigation mobile app and website that empowers you to create your own adventures and stay on the trail. Gaia GPS contains so many features that you might not catch them all at first glance. Think hundreds of maps, smart planning tools, and bells and whistles like weather at a tap.
That’s why Gaia GPS teamed up with Outside Learn to bring you Gaia GPS 101, the brand new official course designed to save you time (and stress) on the trail. In seven quick lessons, professional ultra runner and Gaia GPS team member Abby Levene teaches you the fundamentals of the app. Learn how to find your way if you lose the trail, use waypoints to enhance your adventures, stay safer with weather and terrain features, and plan and navigate along your own routes.
Day hikers, trail runners, backcountry skiers, campers, and offroaders: this course will empower you to explore. Download the app and take Gaia GPS 101 for free on Youtube. Outside+ members can also take the course on Outside Learn.