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3259Re: [John Muir Trail] Maps

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  • mountainjazzy
    Jan 3, 2009
      YES it is always best to have a good ol' compass and waterproof map to
      orient. I would never leave without it.
      =)
      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "intrek40" <intrek40@...> wrote:
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      > Sure you can download them, but are they water proof like the maps
      > you buy????
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      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, thomas taylor <tgtaylor7@>
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      > > Thanks for posting that link Robert!  I have a ton of USGS 7.5
      > minute topos which use to cose $4 each a few years back but then went
      > to $7 each.  Downloading them for free is the best thing since sliced
      > bread!!
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      > > Thomas
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      > > --- On Wed, 12/31/08, Robert W. Freed <robert@> wrote:
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      > > From: Robert W. Freed <robert@>
      > > Subject: [John Muir Trail] Maps
      > > To: pct-l@, johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > > Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 6:06 PM
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      > > So am I the only one out there who didn't know that you can
      > > download topographical maps for free from the USGS? In
      > > searching for maps for my Theodore Solomons Trail portion
      > > of my upcoming PCT through hike I was thinking of buying
      > > topos from the USGS. To my surprise all of the 7.5, 15 and
      > > 30 minute topos can be downloaded for free in scanned PDF
      > > format. You can then just cut and paste into any decent
      > > paint program and print your own custom topo maps.
      > > http://store. usgs.gov then click on Map Locator on the left
      > > side to get started.
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