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Trail Dog
01-16-2003, 13:19
does anyone know where i can get one of those 5 foot tall maps that my family can use to keep track of where i am as i send post cards and letters? I am sure you have seen the maps they are tilted you can find omne online at the below link:


i heard they are free, but i still dont know wehre to find one. i checked the ATC website but couldnt find anything other than trail maps and guides


01-16-2003, 13:28
It isn't free but 2.95 to the ATC isn't a bad thing

Here's your map (http://http://www.atctrailstore.org/catalog/iteminfo.cfm?itemid=136&compid=1)

Got one framed on my wall, good discussion piece

01-16-2003, 13:31
Should have checked the link before I put it in.

Go Back to www.atconf.org.

Goto the Trail Store

Look under Posters, Decals, Calendars.

Then Poster Maps

01-16-2003, 14:28
you can pull the files down here, print them out, and paste them together


01-16-2003, 16:42
Trail Dog,try the ATC store at www. atctrailstore.org. or call 888-AT STORE. Map is 3.50$ for non-members and measures 9 1/2 " X 48". Item # is 400. Good luck.

01-16-2003, 17:40
They sell em at Amicolola and at Walasi-Yi (Neels Gap). I've got 2 of them. One is framed in glass and hanging in my wife's office at the unversity to commemorate her 2001 thru. The other one is mounted on gel-board and hanging in the living room. We glue little creatures and other stuff to puch pins and keep track of hikers on that one.

01-16-2003, 17:46
Your choices are:

$32.50 for a laminated/mounted map (it's nice, I have one in our house)

$3.00 or so for a paper map.

Free brochure pubished by the NPS and sometimes found at places like REI and other outfitters along the way.

For what it's worth, we put a mylar overlay over the poster, and wrote dates on it every time I called home next to the location. I still look back on it when I need to recall dates.

01-17-2003, 19:40
I have the laminated/mounted map hanging in my office. As a frustrated cartography, I love the interesting projection that fits the entire Trail on an 8" wide x 4' tall slice. I'm always amazed at how many people ask me about the AT.

01-17-2003, 22:32
wouldnt it be cool for an interactive map showing where the Whiteblaze Thru's are currently on the trail.....
something for some serious HTML programmers to think about?

Butch Cassidy
01-18-2003, 12:17
Hey Trail Dog, I bought one at Delaware Water gap but also got a free one at the Georgia welcome center on I-85 S.C. side. If you are ever in the area..

SGT Rock
01-18-2003, 12:24
Way beyond my abilities. The cool place for that would actually be at TrailJounals.com. Imagine having a progress chart based on location of entry for each day. I guess it could be done with a php where php?=mile point.

01-18-2003, 22:35
For Christmas this year Kodiak and I gave both of our parents a map to follow our progress. We ordered the maps from the ATC, but didn't want to pay the "big" bucks to get it already mounted. Instead, Kodiak went to a couple of stores and got pieces of disgarded cardboard. We glued two pieces together and bought little pieces of trim and made a frame. This way, our parents could use push pins to follow us along. It was a cheap answer to hanging, framing and displaying the map. I must say, my dad pulls it out to show every person who enters their house. I actually think he is warming up to the idea!