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    Quote Originally Posted by kytroutman View Post
    If you could figure out how to print it on waterproof paper, it would be perfect.
    A key objective was to limit the sizes to 11x7 so user could print at Office Depot, etc. Could be laminated there, but folding might be tricky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    So JoeFred, are you going to make this available in some form? Looks like it could be a money-maker

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    Thanks, sb. Right now plan is to make them free downloads from a web site. The site would someday feature photos of stream features and adjacent flora, current protection status, historical tidbits, etc., and..... advertising.
    Last edited by JoeFred; 05-15-2009 at 07:57 PM. Reason: Added links
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    For serious use get the quads.The National Geographic map for example has Marks Creek on the wrong side of the falls,and if you do any bushwhackin' the extra detail and more realistic contour lines really help.I don't camp at the designated campsites much anymore and the quads are necessary for real backcountry trips.

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    Nice work and it displays your love of these incredible mountains and flyfishing.
    For the garmin junkies, the 76csx and probably newer models allows for a media card which you can load all sorts of maps including 24K usgs quads of the national parks (link at garmin website, $99). On these you can zoom in and get detailed topo info. Waypoint data can be obtained from

    http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dunigan/gsmnp/.

    You can spend a lifetime at that site and get all kinds of information. And of course you can add your own waypoints with your garmin or PC which you can tether to you Garmin and exchange data. On you PC you can view all the maps and print what you want at whatever size.

    Satellite connection can be difficult is some points so it is always good to have paper maps (can you also say dead batteries).
    The garmin can indicate where you are, which direction, and how far you have to go. This is nice for those of us that don't know the mountains.

    Of course if you have GIS software that is another more complicated approach to produce maps. Not for the faint hearted.

    Hope this helps someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nharrier View Post
    Nice work and it displays your love of these incredible mountains and flyfishing.................
    Thanks. They're hard not to love given I met my bride-to-be at Cosby CG and then 40+ years later I caught my first brook trout there. Much earlier on and before it was closed to camping, my parents and my 5 siblings got to escape the farm for a week at Chimneys CG. In our tarp covered cattle rack truck we likely resembled the Clampetts.
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    Default New Little River System Map

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnman2888 View Post
    That is impressive. Once finished, that will be one heck of a detailed map. The up close view of the topo lines will prove to be especially useful....
    I have pretty much finished the Little River system map, although there's bound to be lots of typos, omissions, etc.

    It was necessary to up the working illustration size to 34 x 22 in order to squeeze in all the streams, trails and topo lines. I manually traced them from the USGS quads. Doing so helped me get an appreciation of the immesity of the drainage... that and I'm too cheap to buy the map data and software.

    JF
    Last edited by JoeFred; 02-07-2010 at 09:26 AM. Reason: Deleted reference to a 11 x 17 version.
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