Alistair and Gail Des Moulins
aandg at telusplanet.net
Fri Nov 12 22:47:23 CST 2010
Jonathan Ley's maps are excellent - the have different routes and a lot of
other useful information including water sources.
We printed them on 8.5 by 11 paper and certainly some of the detail is hard
to read with the small print and tiny numbers on the contour lines. Much of
the time this was no problem but I carried a small magnifying glass which
helped me read the names and contour heights whenever I wanted to see that
kind of detail. We carried an overall map of each state we went through as
well. We did not use any guide book narrative. We had someone mail maps to
us every 3 weeks or so.
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> Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 19:31:28 -0800
> From: David Spangler <davidspangler at hotmail.com>
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> WJerry Brown of the CDTA gave us a ride up to the trail and showed us the
> Colorado book--it is sexy with great info (water, tricky trail junctions
> etc). However, it doesn't have the Ley alternates. However, Ley can be
> hard to read (topo lines, place names etc.) unless you blow them up which
> the Noodleheads did. However, everything has limitations. On a side
> note the South San Juans and the weminuche wilderness Trails Illustrated
> are very helpful if you are heading NOBO.
> If you have the time I suggest using the CDTA maps and then printing the
> Ley Alternates for use. However, this would take some time.
> We never did use the Delorme because they just weren't helpful in any
> regards. Heading NOBO we didn't use the Wolf guides.
> I'm a big fan of the GPS but this is a very personal decsion--if you do
> carry look for Out of Orders tracks.
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