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Postby dave54 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:44 pm

Not sure if these are already posted on the site or not. Please move to appropriate place.

Free downloads.

National Park visitor maps:

National Forest topo maps, covering NF lands,
https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/raster ... states.php
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Re: map sources

Postby tie » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:28 pm

I really like Caltopo. You can add paths and markers (for mileage, landmarks, etc., although the mileage isn't perfect). You can export to pdf and then open the pdfs in apps like Avenza Maps (Android or iPhone) and on your phone it will show you your location on the map. You can also profile trails and get simulated summit views with mountain names to help identify the skyline scenery.

Example map for Evolution Valley https://caltopo.com/m/4N98

Here's a Caltopo tutorial: https://douchepacker.com/2016/04/28/qui ... n-caltopo/
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