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Re: [pct-l] great road atlas for the folks at home

As maps go, I really like the Atlas Gazetteers Maps, you know those 15
dollar maps, Red big book like, they have a lot of info, on each book
which covers one state. Has the PCT on it, plus every back road , forest
service road, and backcountry , high in the alpines foot trails, all in
topo. I never get lost with those, I high recamende copy the pages you
need out of the book!
IT is WELL worth it! 
Regards... R.J.Baynum 

Robert Bedichek wrote:
> some friends of mine showed me a new road atlas (well, new to me, anyway).
> it is the "california road and recreation atlas" by benchmark maps (510
> 845 6277), (c) 1998.  it has the pct on it.  my friends say it is much
> more accurate than the older delorme maps, which have a lot of errors.
> i recommend this map for letting the folks at home understand better where
> you are and for helping people meet you at the trail heads.
> i leave early friday morning.  i'm getting a ride with another pct hiker
> whose family was kind of enough to let me ride with them.
> i hope to see many of you saturday night at lake morena, but i might not
> make it that far the first day.
> on the ulta-light thing, i think the recent discussion was good.  there
> are few, if any, ultra-lights among us.  but many of us apply some of the
> ideas to reduce packweight.  and tom, c'mon, just because some people walk
> fast and carry less weight on their backs than you or montedodge doesn't
> imply that they don't like being in nature.
>         www.bedichek.org/robert
> ps. i'm a slow walker.  17lbs dry pack weight.  i have arthritis in one
>     foot and every gram i get out of my pack increases the chance that
>     i'll be able to complete the hike.  even as it is, there is a good
>     chance that my bad ankle will lock up after a few weeks and that will
>     end my trip.  everyone has different tradeoffs to contend with.
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