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Old 09-27-2008, 10:39 AM
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What type of maps of GSMNP do you backcountry folks use?
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:51 AM
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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 But I think they might have been replaced by National Geographic.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.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:14 PM
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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.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:58 AM
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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.

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www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/maps.htm
www.topozone.com
http://www.charttiff.com/TopoMaker/Interactive.htm
http://maptech.mytopo.com/onlinemaps/index.cfm
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:27 AM
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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.


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Old 09-28-2008, 10:35 AM
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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.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:52 PM
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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.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:30 PM
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all the park stores have the map....and the money goes to support the park.
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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.
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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.

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