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Old 11-29-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Paper Maps - Where Do I find them

This may be the wrong place for this but I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I live in Indiana but also explore other states in the midwest and south towards Tennessee. Where can I find Paper maps that display off-road trails, gravel paths, and other such less taken roads. I understand a GPS is a great route but sometimes carrying a paper map isn't a bad idea.
If anyone could help me out I would be much appreciative.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:36 AM   #2
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I carry a Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer with me for each state I am traveling in. They are detailed Topographic maps. All the back roads and more. Available in about any bookstore for about $16-$20 per state.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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Agreed on the Delorme Gazetteers. I have one for favorite states. I also stop in County Engineers offices to pick up county maps. Good detail on those.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:41 AM   #4
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I also stop in County Engineers offices to pick up county maps. Good detail on those.
I bet. Do they have addresses one can route too? If the Delorme had those it would be about perfect
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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My sig line has a link to US topo maps that you can download and print. Staples will print them full size in B/W for about $2.50
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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farther west Benchmark atlas outshine Delorme in road definition.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:04 AM   #8
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From time to time, DeLorme offers their excellent Gazetteers at 50% off. Sign up on their web site (near bottom of page on left) to get emails from them and you will be notified. I don't find that they abuse how often they email me. http://www.delorme.com/
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:22 AM   #10
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My primary paper maps are the Benchmark books. But they are only available for western states.

Another good cheap map are those made by GTR. These are foldup, one-per-state, and pretty cheap. They show a lot of dirt roads, but not the most minor ones. I carry them and use them a lot for planning bail-outs when my GPS track isn't going to work.

If you are serious about an area that is managed by BLM, the BLM 100k maps are excellent. They show virtually every road and trail and importantly land ownership.

Some of them are available free online. At least New Mexico is.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #11
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farther west Benchmark atlas outshine Delorme in road definition.
How so?

Where can I find these maps to look at?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:44 PM   #12
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Free stuff from VVmapping.

This stuff covers trails, is free, and can be printed.

http://www.vvmapping.com/trails/

http://www.vvmapping.com/orvtrail.html


If you ever convert to GPS, the VVmapping stuff is top notch. Not only for trails but for the high quality background maps.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:32 AM   #13
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Butler Maps

Not sure if the have the map your looking for but Butler Maps are really nice.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:51 AM   #14
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+1 on butler. Have a nice one for Ozarks, etc. like the fact that they're laminated too.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:24 AM   #15
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I contact the state tourism office and request a trip planning brochure, easy way to get an updated state highway map and begin some macro planning. Usually take 4 −6 weeks to get the map so plan ahead.

Delorme is fantastic. I keep a paper map in the tank bang map pocket, used in tandem with the GPS I usually have an idea of what town is up ahead as well as the specific roads.

Army surplus store in my area has some serious topo maps of different regions. Cheap and quite detailed. Corps of Engineers also has maps available.
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