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    Default TOPO Maps

    you can download any topo map for free off this site. they down load in pdf format. http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/...iarea=2%29/.do

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    Last edited by kayak karl; 07-19-2010 at 20:35.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Sweet. Thanks for sharing. I just bookmarked it!
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    Very Cool. Thanks Karl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    you can download any topo map for free off this site. they down load in pdf format. http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/...iarea=2%29/.do

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    bumped it up for bookmarking.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    I found this site a few days ago actually. Do you prefer the topos (which are often 20+ years old) or the "satellite" photos which tend to be very recent?
    https://tinyurl.com/MyFDresults

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyPincher View Post
    I found this site a few days ago actually. Do you prefer the topos (which are often 20+ years old) or the "satellite" photos which tend to be very recent?
    what site?? no link.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    For hiking I prefer topos which show elevation changes, streams, and other things that can be difficult to see on satellite images. You may want to look at the same area with a topo map and satellite image and see which you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couscous View Post
    For hiking I prefer topos which show elevation changes, streams, and other things that can be difficult to see on satellite images. You may want to look at the same area with a topo map and satellite image and see which you prefer.
    your right. i use satellite for kayaking off of google earth just so i can spot landmarks, but if you can read a topo they are best for hiking.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyPincher View Post
    I found this site a few days ago actually. Do you prefer the topos (which are often 20+ years old) or the "satellite" photos which tend to be very recent?
    I take both....
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    University of New Hampshire has scanned a ton of high quality USGS quads from 1950 +/-. The coverage, I understand, is for all of New England. The following is the link for the Bash Bish Falls quad, which includes northwesternmost Connecticut and Southwesternmost Mass - Everett, Race, Bear and surrounding areas.

    http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/BashbishFalls7.5MA.htm

    Hope you enjoy and find it useful!

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    Thank you Karl. These are nice.

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    My God, Man!! Do you know what you have done?? Now I have to get more maps!!! When will I ever get over my mapaholic tendacies??

    These are nice.. Thanks..
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