Tips from our experts and readers about traveling in deserts and canyon country
Learn how to make custom maps, navigate any terrain, and the ins-and-outs of GPS devices and mobile apps in our comprehensive navigation center.
Navigate across scree, snow, and rivers without getting blocked or lost.
Welcome to our list of clubs, environmental groups, retail shops, and other groups who are using our map tools to plan and share trips, to save wilderness areas, or to meet other hikers.
3 key skills for getting off the trail without getting off course
While you're cozy in your waterproof jacket, your map has to face the rain, or snow, or mud, alone. Learn how to protect this precious piece of paper.
Determine direction without your compass.
The latest GPS receivers take the mystery out of high-tech route finding. We powered up four models to find the best for backpackers.