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A thread for map based navigation.  A lost art, but an extremely important skill to master. 

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The best place to get topo maps is direct from USGS at You can download these maps for free, but unless you have some way to print out a 26x33 sheet, you will have to shrink to fit your printer (with loss of detail), or print separate tiles that can either be used in booklet format or cut-and-pasted together.  Or you can simply order prints from the site for $8 per copy plus shipping.  REI and other outdoor stores also sell the maps, but availability is spotty, particularly if you need a map from a different area than the store's location.

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Amazon is your friend

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_10?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=delorme%20atlas%20%26%20gazetteer&sprefix=delorme+at%2Caps%2C194

 

Also, really impressed with these maps.

http://www.purplelizard.com/

 

Purple lizard maps are on vinyl paper which can get wet and the coffee just runs right off....

 

Both of these maps include topo and Purple Lizard focuses on State and Fed parks 

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On 8/4/2014 at 8:10 AM, Phoenix said:

Amazon is your friend

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_10?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=delorme%20atlas%20%26%20gazetteer&sprefix=delorme+at%2Caps%2C194

 

Also, really impressed with these maps.

http://www.purplelizard.com/

 

Purple lizard maps are on vinyl paper which can get wet and the coffee just runs right off....

 

Both of these maps include topo and Purple Lizard focuses on State and Fed parks 

Purple Lizard just released the 2nd addition of their Bald Eagle State Forest map.

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