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11 x 17
“I print my maps 11 x 17. I have a laser plotter at work I can use, but I prefer smaller maps.”
nudge, nudge, wink, wink
“Besides, printing at work would be ripping off your employer. Next thing you know, you'd be POSTING TO TT at work and from there it's a very short trip to FOOD STAMPS AND WELFARE!
Anybody here like maps?”
“ok im going to tell you a sercert
and you can not tell anyone else ok?
i love looking for maps on e-bay.
ive found some great one.
so if you see Nseptoff bidding BACK OFF”
yea yea yea, but......
“what about the map holders?”
“I fold my cheap ink jet maps and keep them handy in my pocket.”
“Ive been seeking a nice map holder but I havent liked any Ive seen yet.”
“i think i'll staple mine to lead persons pak. until you veterans post something ya like”
“I'm chiming in a little late here - but I loved reading about everyone's passions for maps. I have had maps on my walls at home since I was about 6 years old. I now have them up on my office - (Everest, Smokys, Yosemite right now). I got my grandfather's map collection when he passed away. It's really just all the maps from National Geopraphic from the 50's and 60's. They are fragile, but cool to look through.
I ended up with a minor in geography because I enjoy maps so much.
When I'm on the trail, I love to see where I am on the map. To look at a landmark in front of me and on he map at the same time gives me a sense of connection. It's not so much that I am concerned about getting lost. It's just feels cool to track myself on the map. I get muh more satisfaction out of a hike if I have a map with me.
Problem - some of the trail map packages are dang expensive! The Florida Trail is well over $100 - but it goes to a good cause.”
“Welcome to the group brother. Have a seat, can I get you some cofee?”
“you know i have a problem because i take my maps out so offten to look at (afarid of getting lost i gues) that ive worn it out. so i need to replace one of my maps and its only a year old. ive never tried one of those plastic ones. can you fold tem up? are they worth it?”
“My wife caught me with a bunch of maps once. I was making annotations and correcting the path of a trail on one at about 1:00AM on a Saturday morning. I tried to hide it but it was too late.
She said if I don't stop she's gonna take the kids and leave. What can I do? I'm so ashamed....”
“maple, yes, they are very durable, but as garfum mentioned, we inadvertantly got some DEET on ours and it made the printing come off the map. the thing i like about the map carrier idea is that you wouldnt have to dig it out everytime & unfold it & refold it cuz you just fold it so the area yer in is visible & tuck it into this heavy duty ziplock type thingy with straps to hook it onto yer pack. a local outdoors store here has 3 or 4 different sizes, starting @ around $12. i am gonna get one!
VIVA LA MAPS!”
“Big Coop - Try talking nicely to OM about getting a map of the Florida Trail.”
“I downloaded and printed out a section of a topo map from topozone.com and was surprised at how good it looked.”
“topozone, home printed maps are great and cheap, too. You don't worry about trashing it. I put mine in a ziplock, folded to show the section I am on and in my front pants pocket. The bonus is using the same mapes online trip logs and planning.
Disclaimer-USGS maps have some errors.”
“I had people tell me that you need a really good printer for these maps, but my cheapo Lexmark did a pretty good job with it. Good enough anyway. I wish I tried it sooner.”
“Thanks to skully for the warm welcome. And thanks to nowslimmer for the om recommendation. Unfortunately om and I have already shared our collective dismay at how much we each shelled out. I just bought three packets though.
Bitpusher - I feel your pain man! 2 weeks ago my wife came in and asked what I had been doing for the last two hours - I knew that "Following the Appalachian Trail through Georgia on Mapquest (at level 1 zoom)" would not sound healthy - so I just said "looking at maps." Which still resulted in a pretty severe eye roll.”
“Well, at least I don't have to worry about that particular problem. I've seen G00SE's map collection, it's every bit as extensive as mine. Now he's working on getting me hooked on guidebooks. You'll know if he's been successful, I'll be the one to start the support group for that one.”
“next time tell her yer looking at porno, she might understand that better. 8}”
“lmao big coop &^ DOM, porno gets way worse thanna pretty severe eyeroll around here!”
“You mean I can get porn on this thing?”
“There is just something about Maps.
I just recv'd my maps
Trails of the Adirondacks High Peaks Region.
so I put my Out To Lunch sign on my door and I have it opened up.
So, does this mean that we will know where we are going ThnxG weekend?”
“hell no,not a clue
but i got a cool map!!
“I have three compasses.”
“and you still cant find your ASS”
“Which one points you in the right direction?”
“Compass my not work to well in that area. There's iron in those mountains. I never tried in that area, but in other parts of the ADK's, near old iron mines, I have had my compass needle point south. Still itís a good idea to have a map and compass.”
“where do i look on the map....im soooo lost”
“Murderous, you can find my ass on the photo page >;^]”
“It's probably toward the bottom of the map. Look for the town of Newcomb and Rt 28N.”
“no but I found Nipple top and little nippletop.
“Are those the peaks that we will be baggin'?”
“That would make for a looong walk.”
“One nipple's bigger than the other?”
“This just seems like something you should know already...”
“Sorry, never noticed. So, I'm myopic, sue me!”
“Bigger than the other?
Ah yes, but they taste just the same.”
“I canít imagine what this discussion would be if ML had seen the Dix Range on her map.”
“My passion for maps manifests itself in a decorating project for the basement family room. I will attempt to create a lodge effect enhanced by the use of topos and gear as decorative accessories!! That will also keep everything organized and close at hand.”
my husband and myself once went to Marthas Vineyard MASS. we stayed at an old captians house. and in the entrance way he had put up all his maps of all the places he had visited with his family on his boat. i stood there for hours looking at all the places he went to.
still think thats a cool thing to do.”
“welcome ( i think)”
“omg....that is awesome!!!”
“I know - I could spend days gazing at it. Would be fun if they did it for the AT and other long distance routes huh?”
“THAT would be awesome......”
“That would be cool...I might even have to buy it then, lol...”
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