Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Maps

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    189

    Default Maps

    What type of maps of GSMNP do you backcountry folks use?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Davidson and Bryson City, NC
    Posts
    188

    Default

    I've got an old Trails Illustrated. But I think they might have been replaced by National Geographic. It'll cost you $10 or so, but well worth it. They're made of waterproof paper and will last you forever.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Hendersonville, NC
    Posts
    763

    Default

    Yes they are national geographic trails illustrated maps and they are great. Like old tom said, even when wet they are easy to handle and deal with. I have the map the park service gives you on my wall at home for planning purposes but the trails illustrated map is the only one that goes with me in the woods.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Seymour TN
    Posts
    2

    Default Online Topo Maps

    I use the Earthwalk Press Hiking Map & Guide for GSMNP, waterproof edition. It’s my all around backpacking map as well, so I prefer it as a matter of habit.

    If you’re going someplace in particular you can also access max resolution topos online and print yourself a custom sectional map. Brush each side with map sealant, tape ‘em back-to-back and store ‘em in a ziplock bag.

    Doug Frost

    www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/maps.htm
    www.topozone.com
    http://www.charttiff.com/TopoMaker/Interactive.htm
    http://maptech.mytopo.com/onlinemaps/index.cfm

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Greeneville, TN
    Posts
    751

    Default

    Where can you buy map sealant? I have Topozone and it would be nice to make waterproof maps from my computer. I have used laminating machines in my forestry work, but you can't fold them.


    Neal

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    189

    Default

    Where can I get the National Geographic maps? Are they only available on line or can I buy them near the park or at Sugarlands Visitor Center? Thanks for the help folks.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Davidson and Bryson City, NC
    Posts
    188

    Default

    Get one right here. You should have it by mid week. http://littleriveroutfitters.com/sto...cat=995&page=1

    There's also a backpacking store in Gatlinburg, just off the main drag. Happy Hiker or something like that. Don't know about Sugarlands.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Glades
    Posts
    573

    Default

    all the park stores have the map....and the money goes to support the park.
    I started with nothing, and I have most of it left.
    www.angelfire.com/film/samsfotosafari

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    West KY
    Posts
    51

    Default

    Tim- depending on what part of KY you live in, Nat's in Bowling Green has the maps as does Phillip Galls in Lexington. Or go online for a easy buy and save the gas. If you hike in from the top of Hazel, there will be some nice views in the beginning before dropping down into the creek. If you hike all the way out to the bottom, check ahead of time on the boat shuttle schedule and Fontana Marina. If you go this route, take a 1/2 day up Bone Valley ( if there is any water ) it is well worth it.
    Jim Duke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lenoir City, TN
    Posts
    991

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pineman19 View Post
    Where can you buy map sealant? I have Topozone and it would be nice to make waterproof maps from my computer. I have used laminating machines in my forestry work, but you can't fold them.


    Neal
    Neal, by now you may have found a solution. If not you may want to look into waterproof printer paper. http://www.waterproof-paper.com/ Comes in 8.5x11 and 11x17. Before investing, you might want to check into compatibility with your printer so as not to void any warranty.

    I'd hoping to locate a place that will print my 34x22 in Little R map on such paper.

    JF
    Last edited by JoeFred; 06-05-2009 at 03:00 PM. Reason: typo
    “Joe” Fred Turner
    Southern Appalachian Stream Maps sasMaps.com
    Formerly SmokyStreams.com

Similar Threads

  1. GPS Custom Maps
    By Hoosier in forum In The Backcountry
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-07-2013, 03:14 PM
  2. JoeFred Maps
    By BlueRaiderFan in forum In The Backcountry
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-05-2012, 10:18 AM
  3. Stream Maps
    By JoeFred in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-17-2009, 01:41 PM
  4. Maps
    By msdilligaff in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-26-2007, 10:14 AM
  5. Maps?
    By TroutDude in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-28-2007, 08:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •