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Taking thegibba's post to the next level as to not take away from his TR. But I thought it would be interesting to see everyone's "Map Box". 8)

I'm sure some of you have walls devoted to maps and dozens more than this. This my modest collection right next to where I sit with my lap-top to hike plan. Also have a few pix of my very first map. Which I had, before :wink: , my very first hike. Excluding my teen years with groups. It's actually a great map. It has all the NH48 plus a ton more. 250 trail brief trail descriptions which are pretty darned good. And were also classified 1, 2, and 3 by difficulty. Huts, shelters, tent-sites. etc., etc. I will never take it out again and will be putting it in a frame someday.

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Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:29 pm
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What a great topic, Joe! How old is that book on the right? It looks like the antique guide that was published way before you or I was born.

My most used map is either in Prema's pack, right here as I write my reports, or in my locker at work. One of the supervisors saw me with it and came in to find good waterfalls for his wife. It's that Tyvek map adventures map that many people use. Other than that, my books are on the shelf five feet away.


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Beckie and Prema wrote:
How old is that book on the right? It looks like the antique guide that was published way before you or I was born.



It's an AMC guide that was Becky's fathers. Not sure of the edition, but the date is 1969. Still most, but not all of the maps.

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Poor guys are relegated to a file cabinet. They need their own bookshelf. Awesome stuff, maps make me salivate. When I have time later I will try and get mine up. :D


Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:15 am
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I'll throw mine here in case we get a good collection going.
The pride of my collection here is my ghetto map of the belknaps. I just printed it out at work and covered it with packing tape to make it pretty water resistant.

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It's not as impressive as a glance may look -- a lot of these are just paper maps from trailheads or the internet -- Odiorne Point, for instance, not super hardcore, but here's the shoe holder:

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By the way -- great idea with packing tape to waterproof stuff. Why couldn't I have thought of that?


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It's not as waterproof as you may think. You would probably still want it tucked away in rain. But it holds up well to the moisture from sweat being tucked in my pocket. But it did get me through the belknap 12.


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If I know it's going to be raining, I copy the section of the map that's relevant and put in a 1gallon Ziploc bag. In a way I can look at it without having to take it out. Otherwise I always carry it folded in a sandwich size Ziploc. You never know when you might take the accidental plunge. 8)

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I have stuff all over the place! These books with maps are in my computer room.

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I have tons of stuff even ON my computer. “Thanks Hike-NH”

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And I even have a lot of material on hikes with maps in my car. “Again, thanks Hike-NH”
I mostly copy and print everything out on my copier to bring with me.

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Forgot I also have Garmin MapSource which I definitely use the most when hike planning.

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Great thread joe. I did this the quickest way I know how, so sorry in advance: I love how what we have in our collection tells a story. Here's mine

My bag of maps in an old ziploc baggie and a xmas bag. Multiples of them. I have the tyvek ones that are big, but rarely use them.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7vhorfm3wuky ... 4.jpg?dl=0

My bookcase of collectibles:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sz0m9lcqxa118 ... 0.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/twul0eswima8k ... 1.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/deku4364xjgqg ... 2.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/40ipgu2hdxpq1 ... 7.jpg?dl=0

Husbands collection of must have
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2x8x865yjpfqr ... 9.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/scukb9vmk0ap8 ... 1.jpg?dl=0

My nh state map of black lining my biking the perimeter of the state
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b4qmnsnvn3uxa ... 6.jpg?dl=0
My sometimes unreliable gazateer
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zrfzq4m2eo4w6 ... 5.jpg?dl=0


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Mine are kind of all over right now, and a few are lent out. But I have an old dresser in the corner, the top of which is covered with folders by state with printed out maps, notes, etc, multiple guide books, a couple Delorme Atlas's, a stack of maps. Yea, the same as the rest of 'yall. It's a disease ;)

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