[Cdt-l] New CO Mapbook Available from the CDTA

Brian Dickson briansolar1 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Aug 13 07:15:20 CDT 2010

Yes , I had a look at the sample maps on the CDTA website and it looks good. 

But......Jonathan Ley's maps are hard to beat though as they describe the routes 
and variants that are best for thru-hikers and not just the 'pure' CDT. I 
calculated that on our hike last year we spent roughly 60% of the time on CDT 
and the rest on variants (maybe more variants than most people!).   That and the 
fact that Jonathan updates his maps annually with reports from hikers on the 
ever changing water supply and best trail situation means they would still be 
the way to go for me!

Black Isle Scotland

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The new CO Mapbook from the CDTA is nothing short of AWESOME.  When you combine 
the maps with the FREE waypoints you can download from the CDTA website, the 
combination of the two is incredible.  I started using the maps and waypoints 
about a week or so into Colorado and I never looked back.  I purchased the 
downloadable version of the book so had to print out the maps.  If I had to do 
it over again, I'd probably opt for buying the printed book, but seeing how I 
was already on the trail hiking, I wasn't sure of lead times or where to have 
the book sent. 

The maps are in color and have good detail.  Waypoints are listed on the map. 
 The great thing about the waypoints is they are labeled in a very 
straightforward and informative way.  I could go on and on about this but would 
recommend folks visit the CDTA website and read the information on the 
waypoints, how they're labeled, etc.  Once I started using this information, I 
never got "misplaced" nor did I ever wonder "where the heck am I?"  I fully 
believe that once similar books/waypoints are published for the other CDT 
states, this will truly revolutionize the hiking of the CDT.  I can't begin to 
count the number of times I lost the trail in NM, WY, ID and MT but never in CO. 
 Jerry Brown and his crew have done one heck-of-a-job putting the information 
together for CO.

As an FYI, I'm using a Garmin 60CSx GPS unit and I found the waypoints for CO to 
be right on the money.  Simply awesome.  You can't go wrong purchasing the 
Mapbook and downloading the waypoints.

Disco Dan

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> From: "Jon Pierson" <jon at cdtrail.org>
> Subject: [Cdt-l] New CO Mapbook Available from the CDTA
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> The CDTA has produced a new map book on the CO section of the CDT which
> is available for purchase at
> http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/continental-divide-scenic-trail-ma
> pbook-v3/10641858
> >From lulu.com:
> A gps enabled atlas of 88 full-color topographic maps for backpackers
> and hikers following The Continental Divide Trail as it winds through
> the mountains of Colorado. 1:36,000 scale maps show remarkable detail
> yet are smaller and lighter than conventional topo sheets. The trail
> data was gathered by hiking the entire route carrying professional grade
> gps equipment and is extremely accurate. Includes detailed user gps data
> with waypoints for critical turns, trailheads, water sources, and other
> notable features. Includes two expanded maps showing the trails for
> climbing Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. This is the official map set of The
> Continental Divide Trail Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated
> to the Trail. All proceeds from this publication go to support the
> trail. 130 pages. 17.8 ounces. May be lightened by about 1/3rd by
> removing tables and carrying just the maps. 
> Cost is $46.75 and eligible for free shipping through the above link. 
> The book is also available for download for only $16.50 through the
> following link
> http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/continental-divide-scenic-trai
> l-mapbook-v3/10641859?productTrackingContext=product_view/more_by_author
> /right/1
> However, it is probably more cost effective to buy the book, because
> you'll go through 3 or more ink cartridges printing the whole thing.
> I haven't seen much talk about it on the server, and am curious if
> anyone has used it. I'd love to hear some feedback on people's
> experiences with the new guidebook!!
> - Jackalope
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