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Re: [John Muir Trail] New Ansel Adams Wilderness Map Released

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  • John Ladd
    Went ahead and ordered it. Arrived today. 1 inch equals 1 mile (1:63,360) . 100 foot contours. Covers same area as 30 USGS 7.5 degree maps. Quite clear
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 27, 2012
      Went ahead and ordered it.  Arrived today. 1 inch equals 1 mile (1:63,360) .  100 foot contours.  Covers same area as 30 USGS 7.5 degree maps.  Quite clear printing. Visually very nice. Heavyweight paper and the map is on one side only.  Includes JMT from Tuolumne Meadows to just south of Duck Lake.  Not the best choice for a JMT trip (Tom Harrison map set more useful) but very nice map, especially if you want to explore beyond the JMT in this very stunning part of the Sierra Nevada.   Cost $10 delivered from the USFS "Forest store".

      nationalforeststore.com

      John Curran Ladd
      1616 Castro Street
      San Francisco, CA  94114-3707
      415-648-9279


      On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Roleigh <marti124@...> wrote:
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      > I am a lover of maps. One for the JMT related maps. Too big for hiking with it, but useful for section hikers for planning access and exiting trailheads.
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      > New Ansel Adams Wilderness Map Released
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      > via yosemitenews.info - Yosemite National Park News, Information, Advice and Discussion Forum by eeek on 2/22/12
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      > New Ansel Adams Wilderness Map Released
      > Release Date: Feb 22, 2012 Bishop, CA
      > Contact(s): Nancy Upham
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      > The Forest Service has released its new map of the popular Ansel Adams Wilderness, managed by the Inyo and Sierra National Forests. This topographic map replaces the older map which was last published in 1987. Included on the map is the Owens River Headwaters Wilderness, recently designated through President Obama's signing of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act on March 30, 2009.
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      > Designed to help visitors to the Ansel Adams, the 32”x45” waterproof topographic map contains two different coordinate systems for users of global positioning systems (GPS), as well as the more traditional Public Land Survey System historically utilized by land managers and surveyors. In addition to showing campsites and trailheads, locations for equestrian opportunities and resorts under special use permit are also illustrated. To further assist in ecosystem protection, permanent fire restriction areas are identified and roads and trails on the map reflect the results of the recent travel management plans for both the Sierra and Inyo National Forests.
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      > Printed on the opposite side of the map is a full page spread of photos and information on wilderness permits, responsible use of fire, minimum impact camping, travelling with stock, as well as history, wildlife and highlights of the wilderness.
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      > The publication of the Ansel Adams Wilderness map was a true collaborative effort. While published by the Forest Service, this map is an example of the increased integration of skills from private sector cartographers and visual communication specialists. ...
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