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sheepdog
2013-10-21, 13:05
How many of you collect trail maps? I have maps of my maps.

Oljm
2013-10-21, 13:18
Yes, I am a map geek also. I have a huge collection of maps. 2 3'x3' crates of them. I play a solitaire game with Google Earth....I turn the place names and borders off....zoom in enough to just fill the screen with earth....spin the globe, close my eyes and stop it....then try to figure out where I am! Of course the lodestone in my forehead adds to that obsession!

Crikey
2013-10-21, 13:20
Maps? We don't need no stinkin' maps.

I just use voice navigation on the trail. Many times I've been instructed to turn left and fallen over a cliff.

Seriously, I have a banker's box full starting from the 70's. Can't throw them away for some strange reason.

Oljm
2013-10-21, 13:34
How many of you collect trail maps? I have maps of my maps.

Your probably one of those guys that uses a compass to...huh?

Tin Man
2013-10-21, 13:37
I have grown tired of sharing my maps with entitled thru-hikers. The next time one asks me for a look at my map i think i say something snarky... like, 'huh, no map? damn, that's a shame. [shake my head, mumble 'if i hear that question from another hiker, i will go full retard.' and just walk away].

Oljm
2013-10-21, 13:45
Oh man, where is my Fairfield County map when I need it.......I went to the ATC show at TP yesterday.....up rt 37, I turned at that left hand that runs along the river, comes out on 22 at that Diner! I drove right by you didn't I Tin Man!?

Tin Man
2013-10-21, 14:19
Oh man, where is my Fairfield County map when I need it.......I went to the ATC show at TP yesterday.....up rt 37, I turned at that left hand that runs along the river, comes out on 22 at that Diner! I drove right by you didn't I Tin Man!?

within a mile. except i was in lopez, pa yesterday attending a good friend's memorial service

Roche
2013-10-21, 14:42
I have grown tired of sharing my maps with entitled thru-hikers. The next time one asks me for a look at my map i think i say something snarky... like, 'huh, no map? damn, that's a shame. [shake my head, mumble 'if i hear that question from another hiker, i will go full retard.' and just walk away].Same thing with watches - "dude, what time is it man"?

john pickett
2013-10-21, 17:00
" the lodestone in my forehead"
So you admit you're a rockhead?

Tin Man
2013-10-21, 17:11
speaking of rockhead, anyone check 'walmart's most wanted' lately?

SGT Rock
2013-10-21, 17:34
I love maps. I have maps for places I haven't been yet but might go someday.

Crikey
2013-10-21, 17:43
One of my favorite classes in college was cartography. Still have those maps. We did a section on identifying objects from aerial shots - that was a blast.

Tin Man
2013-10-21, 19:14
I love maps. I have maps for places I haven't been yet but might go someday.

I saved many years of backpacking mags just for the map inserts of places I might like to try someday. Probably should just pull the inserts out as I begin the downsizing, simplification process.

Tin Man
2013-10-21, 19:15
One of my favorite classes in college was cartography. Still have those maps. We did a section on identifying objects from aerial shots - that was a blast.

a friend of mine's father did all the topography maps for a large chunk of NY state. need to ask him more about that...

Superman
2013-10-21, 21:01
t they

I wrote a long post but then fat fingered it and all but the above disappeared. I hate when I do that.

Oljm
2013-10-21, 21:15
5372

These are just the ones not in the attic. The small box is The AT. The big blue box are mostly state highway maps and travel broshures. The pile is just Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. It is a terrible sickness.
Some day I'll tell you guys about my rope fetish.

Crikey
2013-10-21, 22:49
I'll tell you guys about my rope fetish.

I'll pass. Tin Man is a Penn State fan, though... :afraid:

Hog On Ice
2013-10-21, 22:51
so how many feet of dyneema line do you have just laying around?

dixicritter
2013-10-23, 22:03
5372

These are just the ones not in the attic. The small box is The AT. The big blue box are mostly state highway maps and travel broshures. The pile is just Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. It is a terrible sickness.
Some day I'll tell you guys about my rope fetish.

Can you teach Rock to organize? PLEASE?!?!?!?!

Oljm
2013-10-23, 22:53
Dixi, this is the tip of the iceberg of a terrible sickness.

Rasty
2013-10-24, 10:41
I don't have many maps because I copy the free topo maps into Microsoft Publisher and create trip specific maps. I can add arrows pointing to campsites, water sources and make text boxes for notes such as milage. The maps make good fire starters also.

Oljm
2013-10-24, 10:54
I don't have many maps because I copy the free topo maps into Microsoft Publisher and create trip specific maps. I can add arrows pointing to campsites, water sources and make text boxes for notes such as milage. The maps make good fire starters also.

You kids kill me

Rasty
2013-10-24, 11:01
You kids kill me

Leaves more money for wine, beer and fried chicken.

Rasty
2013-10-24, 11:06
5372

These are just the ones not in the attic. The small box is The AT. The big blue box are mostly state highway maps and travel broshures. The pile is just Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. It is a terrible sickness.
Some day I'll tell you guys about my rope fetish.

You have a highway map? Haven't seen one of those in years.

Oljm
2013-10-24, 11:09
Many.....I don't want to be looking at my phone while driving!

Tin Man
2013-10-24, 11:32
You have a highway map? Haven't seen one of those in years.

The new AT maps for NY, NJ and PA look more like highway maps than trail maps.

Rasty
2013-10-24, 11:34
The new AT maps for NY, NJ and PA look more like highway maps than trail maps.

I haven't seen them yet.

john pickett
2013-10-24, 12:01
"Leaves more money for wine, beer and fried chicken"
You had me at money!

Rasty
2013-10-24, 14:40
"Leaves more money for wine, beer and fried chicken"
You had me at money!

So, I went too far with the fried chicken?

Seeker
2013-10-25, 14:04
I don't have a lot, but I do have many. Some are trail maps from the Smokies and Adirondacks. Others are just maps I downloaded from a free server and then laminated. I have a river map that's about 60 miles long on a continuous roll about 6' long, double sided. I also make my own sketch maps, mostly of my deer hunting places... I use a GPS to get grid coordinates to any trail intersections, stream crossings, or points of interest, and then transfer them to 1/4" graph paper, 1 square=100m. Then I fill in the missing pieces. Kind of helps imprint the map in my brain, so I can find my way around pretty well later without it or the GPS. My wife thinks I have too many, but I don't. But I don't have nearly a 'tubful'!

Crikey
2013-10-25, 14:08
The new AT maps for NY, NJ and PA look more like highway maps than trail maps.

The AT is a highway.

Hog On Ice
2013-10-25, 14:12
yep - commonly referred to as US 1.5

Oljm
2013-10-25, 14:20
5385

Just a few kept at work for that quick fix when having a mid-day map attack!

Superman
2013-10-25, 14:22
5385

Just a few kept at work for that quick fix when having a mid-day map attack!

Do you have to go to meetings for that?:angel:

Oljm
2013-10-25, 14:25
5386

Thank goodness for Google Earth! Map junkie drug!

Superman
2013-10-25, 14:27
5386

Thank goodness for Google Earth! Map junkie drug!

I don't need no damn google....I have a wife that knows everything.:angel:

Oljm
2013-10-25, 14:28
The lining of my skull is a globe!

Superman
2013-10-25, 14:30
The lining of my skull is a globe!

lmao

Oljm
2013-10-25, 14:31
I carry Delormes Gazateers in my car, not all of them, just the neighboring 6 states......New Hampshire is the only New England state I don't have. Next year I'll get one.

Crikey
2013-10-25, 14:34
Couple of weeks ago I rode with my boss to a business lunch. It was 2 miles away, and 3 left turns. He had his phone on voice navigation the whole way.

Oljm
2013-10-25, 14:57
I have rode to games with guys who I know have been to these rinks 20 times....but they have that gizmo on telling them how to get to a place they have been to many times. Maybe it's like my map attacks!

Roche
2013-10-25, 15:01
I have rode to games with guys who I know have been to these rinks 20 times....but they have that gizmo on telling them how to get to a place they have been to many times. Maybe it's like my map attacks!No, they've been married too long - they have been programmed to follow instructions to the letter, poor bastards.

Superman
2013-10-25, 15:27
No, they've been married too long - they have been programmed to follow instructions to the letter, poor bastards.

They used my exs voice in the GPS. Now that I mention it they used her voice for checking lottery tickets in NH.:angel:

Oljm
2013-10-25, 17:05
They used my exs voice in the GPS. Now that I mention it they used her voice for checking lottery tickets in NH.:angel:

THAT's one of the things I was afraid you'd flash back to!

Roche
2013-10-25, 17:05
R. Lee Ermey should give directions (and corrections) on GPS.


http://youtu.be/SQtFtyrZ-IA

Oljm
2013-10-25, 17:09
R. Lee Ermey should give directions (and corrections) on GPS.


http://youtu.be/SQtFtyrZ-IA

Truely one of the Great scenes in Military Movie History.....makes the hair stand on the back of my neck!.....ARUUUUUUUGAH!

Rasty
2013-10-25, 22:36
I carry Delormes Gazateers in my car, not all of them, just the neighboring 6 states......New Hampshire is the only New England state I don't have. Next year I'll get one.

Your one sick puppy

Roche
2013-10-25, 22:54
I carry Delormes Gazateers in my car, not all of them, just the neighboring 6 states......New Hampshire is the only New England state I don't have. Next year I'll get one.

When compared to New England square mileage-wise, Washington is a bargain requiring only one map.

Oljm
2013-10-25, 23:32
The problem with them is the scale is so different in the different states. The Pennsyvania issue is very good and very usable....the New York issue, the map are to small to actually use while traveling

We travel using the Montana issue, but the Idaho is not great.

Crikey
2013-10-27, 00:07
The Pennsyvania issue is very good and very usable....the New York issue, the map are to small to actually use while traveling. We travel using the Montana issue, but the Idaho is not great.

I just read them for the articles. I swear.

Oljm
2013-10-27, 07:07
:beer:I like that

Bearpaw
2013-10-27, 09:26
I have multiple boxes of maps. Places I've been. Places I want to go. Places I decided not to go when I saw the contours.

My most nostalgic has to be my complete AT map set from my 99 thru- hike. My most memorable has to be my map of Bosnia Herzegovina 97. It shows the known minefields in country at that time as purple dots. There is a nearly solid inch-wide purple band through the center of the country. Good times.

sheepdog
2013-10-28, 00:33
A good trail map should include mine fields


just saying

Superman
2013-10-28, 02:20
A good trail map should include mine fields


just saying

...and any recent enemy action?