Large print map for my wall

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Re: Large print map for my wall

Post by rjszanto » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:07 pm

I ordered a nice print from mytopo.com. It allowed me to select the area and I ordered a laminated 36" x 48" print to hang in my office. Overall, I was pretty pleased. My only complaint was the shading was different on part of the map (the blue of the lakes and streams was a different color - I think it was from stitching together different regions of topo maps). It was more expensive than I planned but it looks good.








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Re: Large print map for my wall

Post by TehipiteTom » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:47 am

rjszanto wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:07 pm
I ordered a nice print from mytopo.com. It allowed me to select the area and I ordered a laminated 36" x 48" print to hang in my office. Overall, I was pretty pleased. My only complaint was the shading was different on part of the map (the blue of the lakes and streams was a different color - I think it was from stitching together different regions of topo maps). It was more expensive than I planned but it looks good.
If I'm doing a route that covers a bunch of different topos, I get a custom map from mytopo.com--printed on tyvek paper for durability. Always been happy with their product. You can get variation in the visual style, because of differences in the original topos; it can be a little disconcerting when part of your map has metric contour intervals and part is in feet. But again, you'd have the same issue if you just bought the topos.

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Re: Large print map for my wall

Post by balzaccom » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:17 am

I use the Imus map mentioned above to track all of my trips. But for hiking, it's scale is of no help. For that I use AcmeMapper to print out very effective topo maps for my route. But I also carry along a larger map of the whole region (usually Tom Harrison) because I've learned that my cleverly sourced route maps often don't include that peak way over there on the horizon. I wonder what peak that is? grin
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Re: Large print map for my wall

Post by maiathebee » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:40 pm

wildhiker wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:28 am
If you are looking for a paper map, the Imus Sierra Nevada map may do: https://www.imusgeographics.com/sierra-nevada-map . It is at 1:500,000 scale (approximately 4 miles to the inch), uses shaded relief, and shows trails.
I have this one and mark trails I've hiked with black sharpie. I got it for $15 at the Mobil/Whoa Nellie. They have a bunch of maps framed on the wall in the hallway to the bathroom there. Only thing that bugs me is that it's got creases from being folded.
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