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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!
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.
> 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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