5 Reasons Hiking Pros Aren’t Burning Their Paper Topo Maps (Yet)

With so many apps and devices offering portable topographic maps today (including our own app!), it’s easy to imagine paper maps going the way of the Dodo. Yes, smartphones and GPS devices are convenient for navigating backcountry trails, but paper maps still have many advantages over digital topographic info. Here are the top five reasons …

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Navigation Basics: Types of Maps

This is the first post for a new series titled “Navigation Basics”. When learning how to navigate in the wild it is best to start with the basics. Today we will talk about the map. Maps come in a variety of forms but the two major categories of maps are planimetric and topographic maps. Let us …

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New Topo Maps on Tripleblaze.com

This week we updated the map tab on Tripleblaze hiking trail pages to include detailed topo maps with trail overlays. These maps use proprietary recreation data you won’t find many other places online and based on our experience, they offer pretty good coverage. The sample above shows the area around Housatonic Meadows State Park in …

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