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“Ok, so a map of the Snowdon horseshoe may not be too useful for you bit. Crib Goch is a nice scramble though ;o)”
“It was cool to look at...I'd like to see the same sort of image of the Mahoosic Notch.”
“I love maps and I love not only finding them but finding two copies of them
“There has been more than one occasion when I let a hiking partner carry my extra map of our location.
Then last summer I tried to give away my Colorado map collection to the TT group I was with. But they wouldn't touch them - acted like it was bad karma to give away maps.”
interesting, I tried to trade with TT but noone replied.”
“I love maps - I have a few framed topos hanging around my house... it's amazing, even visitors with no passion for the outdoors end up standing at one of them and just staring...”
“The Dutchess of Road Kill/ I collect maps and have in my collection them as far back as 1922, some of the first Topos ever. Most are from 1950's to now , and have many...many in and around 1930's to the 50's”
“You can also go to http://maptech.mytopo.com/onlinemaps/index.cfm and download some cool maps free.
DID I SAY FREE>>>>>>>>”
“framing is expensive, or i'd have more of mine up.
I plan on decorating my game room with framed maps I've collected of troop positions on major civil war battlefields.”
“Receiving maps from others is no fun. Map collecting is about collecting - not trading, etc.
It's like that with the arrowhead collectors I know. We find our own, but never take or trade with others. We show, but don't share.”
“Opie, you can have the map professionally dry mounted then have the plexi-glass cut at a hardware store and buy the frame pieces at Michaels (don't forget your 40% off coupon from the newspaper!), and put it all together yourself for a fraction of professional framing. It's easy.”
“At one time I wanted to paper a wall in my living room with Smokies quads ---- the Smokies as one Large topo. But it turned out there wasn't a wall in the entire house big enough! < GRRrrrrr >”
“how big of a wall would that take?”
Do it in your gymnasium.
I had a similar situation with an old Coca~Cola sign. Ended up in the bedroom, but only because I had another wall where I could move my Farrah Fawcet poster.
last edited: 3/28/09 7:26:26 AM”
“no Gym..... They might've fit in the stairwell, but they'd hardly be seen.
I can't remember exactly, Crash. That was about a dozen years ago. I seem to recall the 8-foot ceilings weren't high enough.”
“gojo, put your farrah faccet poster on the ceiling above your bed with tape, and hope the adhesive gives out in the middle of the night.”
“you would think at this point in my life, all my maps would be in some kind of order....but NO
getting tired of looking for maps in all my gear!!!”
“I hear ya. Maps are all over the house, in drawers, on shelves, in books (I found a Smokies map in a cookbook ) :D”
“I was helping to clean out my father in law's parents' garage and found about 30 different topo maps from the 50s - some of the sierras, and others of the area I live in now. They're absolutely incredible”
“that is cool. i bought AT maps from the early 80's. not that old but still cool. i love maps”
“I still have copies of my great grandfather's topo maps, which are 1930s reprints of maps from 1890 - 1910.”
“I like the tattoo idea. You'd never lose the map again.”
“Just tattoo it on in reverse so you can read it in a mirror.”
“they are sweet”
If you'd rather not have it tattooed on your head you can buy the shirt:
“Perhaps Maple should get a map to her maps.”
“Then again, perhaps not.”
“umm I think I am good to go, but thanks...LOL”
“Hang on to those old maps. The forest service removes all trails that are not maintained from newer maps and the only way to know where the old roads are is either by knowing they are there or having access to old maps...”
“I LOST MY MAP
I need it for this weekend.
Can someone please scan it and e-mail it to me :)
“Just picked up the maps for the AT through Maine. Hiking north from Hwy 4 north to Flagstaff lake. Bagging 10 4000fters in the process....
“You suck, 32oz :)”
“Ye, break a leg, bra.”
“Ye, break a leg, bra.”
wow did you just call him a girl? cause that's not right...Just sayin LOL”
“Ok someone should tell him that buying the map doesn't actually count as "bagging a 4K'er". I nominate Maple, and simultaneously recommend that she also be banned....”
“What? Damn.... I guess that means I need to return my ADK46 patches.... #&%!$ climbing them seems like so.much work though... buying the.maps is sooo much easier....”
“I can sit and stare at maps for houres. am I normal? I also keep maps of old trips, Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, et c.
I just love the things.”
I usually don't start my hkes that low! But if that is your bag, go for it!”
“I double dog dare ya to ban me strat!!!!”
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