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[cdt-l] CDT maps on CD-ROM
What a labor of love!
I broke open the piggy bank and sent you $20 for the sharing, Jonathan.
Hopefully other folks will feel an equal need to show their gratitude.
On 1/27/03 8:48 PM, "Jonathan Ley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> I've finished the latest update of my CD-ROM of CDT maps. I sent them to
> everyone on my "waiting list" today. If you want a copy of the CD-ROM,
> just e-mail me at: email@example.com with your address & I'll mail you
> one. If you want to compensate me for my costs & time, I'll leave that
> up to you.
> The CD contains 242 printable maps of the CDT with "the trail" & a
> number of alternates drawn on them. The route I've mapped doesn't always
> match the route described in the various guidebooks. especially in parts
> of New Mexico. but I've tried to map or at least mention many of the
> routes I know about. The maps are based on the 1:24000 or 7.5 minute
> quads. When printed on 8.5x11 sheets of paper, the maps come to a scale
> of about 1:60000. all the data from the 7.5 minute quads is there, it's
> just squished into fine print, etc.
> I've added a number of notes on the maps based on my observations in
> 2001 & feedback I got from people who hiked the trail in 2002. In this
> update, I've also added larger scale overview maps to provide broader
> coverage (in case you need to bail off the trail or get seriously lost,
> etc.). Also in this update, I've added mileages to the maps. The
> mileages are there to help you plan your day, and usually between
> landmarks about 4-8 miles apart. I measured the mileages on a set of
> printed maps with a rolling-measurement tool. so I can't guarantee
> they're absolutely accurate (it's difficult to measure switchbacks) but
> hopefully they're consistent. The mileages probably won't match the
> mileages in the guidebooks in most cases. Hopefully they're not too far
> off though.
> More detailed information & a downloadable sample map are available on
> my web site at:
> Anyway, good luck & best wishes to all future hikers and admirers of the
> -Jonathan Ley
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