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Re: [ft-l] New maps

In a message dated 8/18/00 9:09:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
D_Blick@email.msn.com writes:

> Don't know what "not at all sometimes" means.  What maps don't have a
>  colored line behind the trail?

Map 25 is a perfect example.  There are 10 circled numbers referenced to 
narrative and mileages on the back of the map, but the FT itself is not 
highlighted at all to the referenced numbers.  To someone planning a long 
hike and hoping for consistency throughout the set of maps, it is confusing.

Also, I don't understand why the map legend isn't included with each order of 
maps.  Without it, the hiker is confused.  If you need to charge more for the 
maps to recoup the cost, do it, but charging extra for a map legend is silly.

Now, on a more upbeat note, I calculated last night that the "big loop" hike 
through Central Florida is 369.2 miles long.  By big loop, I mean hiking all 
of Central Florida on the old thru trail southbound down to SR 523 in the 
Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, then cutting over to the Western trail 
corridor and back around to the Ocala National Forest by way of the Greenway 
that used to be the barge canal.  Despite about a hundred miles of roadwalk, 
Navigator and I have it in our heads to hike this over the next 6 months or 
so on dayhikes and weekend backpack trips.  If any of you would like to join 
us for any parts of this adventure, please let us know.  Better hurry.  We 
only have 358 miles to go!  :)

Rich Evans
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