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Old 03-22-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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Paper map suggestion for western Nevada

I'm heading down to Death Valley next week with a buddy and we're taking a route in Nevada I'm not familiar with. It looks pretty big-bike friendly and we've received lots of good advice from locals.

However, the one thing I don't have is a paper map of the area and I definitely want that as a backup to the GPS.

Can someone recommend a map? Ideally something that REI carries, as we're leaving in a few days. Here's roughly the area we'll be in:

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Old 03-23-2014, 07:44 AM   #2
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I'll bet there are some good topical maps. I use GTR and Benchmark paper maps as backups to GPS out west.

I also found the Park Service Death Valley Backcountry? map useful for trip planning. I got it off the official Death Valley web site and printed it.

We found that the backcountry primitive roads in Death Valley were harder than we expected. Places in Echo Canyon and Golar wash were barely makeable on big bikes.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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This might be a bit more than you're looking for, but I've read several Nevada area ride reports, and this atlas has been mentioned more than once as a great resource:

Nevada Road and Recreation Atlas
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This might be a bit more than you're looking for, but I've read several Nevada area ride reports, and this atlas has been mentioned more than once as a great resource:

Nevada Road and Recreation Atlas
+1...kind of cumbersome, but you can cut out the pages you need and sheet laminate them.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:33 AM   #5
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Can someone recommend a map? Ideally something that REI carries, as we're leaving in a few days.
I think almost every road you are going on shows on the Free Nevada highway map. As to you question about Hawthorn to Tonopah, it is all SUV route, with 50% doable in a sports car.
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