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Cousin_Eddie

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Hope eveyone is doing well. Just wanted to share a few links for those looking for good or new resources. I like to research then download most everything and save it to my devices before I travel. Its nice to have a hard copy of the basics without phone service in remote areas.

Main destination and camping research sites are:

https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/

https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

https://www.blm.gov

https://publiclands.org/pages/recreationmap

https://www.campendium.com/free-camping

https://freecampsites.net



Hiking and Biking Resources

Pretty cool weather map with layers. Here is a trail layer just scroll closer to your target area the trail will appear in red.

https://www.windy.com/-Show---add-more-layers/overlays?map,40.299,-105.704,13

REI Hiking Projects

https://www.hikingproject.com


REI Biking Projects

https://www.mtbproject.com


Ride With GPS

https://ridewithgps.com/features


Downloadable Maps

https://www.nps.gov/carto/app/#!/parks

https://www.usgs.gov/search?keywords=downloadable maps

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/b4e8785f0f75464b9e08547ccf0b18d7

https://www.blm.gov/maps/georeferenced-PDFs
 

GoingMobile

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Thanks, have found out the hard way to download a map and figure out directions before heading into remote areas and expecting my phone gps to be of any help.
 

Carla618

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Thanks, have found out the hard way to download a map and figure out directions before heading into remote areas and expecting my phone gps to be of any help.
I still use an atlas and paper maps. Most rest areas have free maps of the state it is located in. Recently I bought a National Geographic atlas, because it is supposed to have more coverage of our national parks.
 

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For long distance highway travel I use:
- State highway map refolded and marked to show days route.
- Maps (iPhone) for audible directions through congested areas.

When highway maps don't give good enough resolution:
- Benchmark and Delorme Atlas for state.
- Motor Vehicle Use Maps for National Forests (no terrain detail).
- I have obtained a few BLM area maps.
- USGS maps for terrain detail (these can be way out of date for roads).

For armchair planning:
- National Geographic atlas'.
- State maps (I have lots) and am constantly replenishing.
- Forest Service MVUMs.
- Benchmark and Delorme atlas'.
- USGS Topo maps.
- NP/NF/CofEng/State Park/State Forest web sites.
- Google Earth.
- Lots of camping web sites, including a number of those listed by Cousin_Eddie.
- a number of lists generated over the years.

I keep two North America highway atlas':
- a current one for planing and driving (updated every few years).
- a 2002 Rand-McNally that marks my wanderings and campsites.

Probably forgotten some.
 
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