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Downloadable Top Maps

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Offline Dennis1993

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Downloadable Top Maps
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:29:02 PM »
I was just wondering if there are any downloadable Topo maps of the Chisos that can be overlaid onto Google Earth?
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: Downloadable Top Maps
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 01:56:37 PM »

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Online Flash

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Re: Downloadable Top Maps
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 01:59:50 PM »

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Offline Dennis1993

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Re: Downloadable Top Maps
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 04:37:02 PM »
thanks guys,

also, are you able to purchase USGS 7.5 minute maps in the park or near the park?
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."

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Online Flash

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Re: Downloadable Topo Maps
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 05:51:38 PM »
They have a few: Outer Mountain Loop, Mariscal Rim, and Marufo Vega trails that I know of for sure...

I have mail-ordered quads from the USGS online. They came fairly quickly at regular rates.

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Offline Jim

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Re: Downloadable Topo Maps
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 06:25:29 PM »
You can purchase the following quad maps at the Panther Junction visitor's center:

7.5 Quad Amarilla Mountain
7.5 Quad Bone Spring
7.5 Quad Bone Spring NE
7.5 Quad Butterbowl
7.5 Quad Castolon
7.5 Quad Cerro Castellan
7.5 Quad Christmas Mountains
7.5 Quad Dagger Flat
7.5 Quad Emory Peak
7.5 Quad Ernst Valley
7.5 Quad Glenn Spring
7.5 Quad Grapevine Hills
7.5 Quad Lajitas
7.5 Quad Mariscal Mountain
7.5 Quad McKinney Springs
7.5 Quad Mesa de Anguila
7.5 Quad Panther Junction
7.5 Quad Persimmon Gap
7.5 Quad Reed Camp
7.5 Quad Rio Grande Village
7.5 Quad Roys Peak
7.5 Quad San Vicente
7.5 Quad Smoky Creek
7.5 Quad Solis
7.5 Quad Sombrero Peak
7.5 Quad Stillwell Crossing
7.5 Quad Sue Peaks
7.5 Quad Terlingua
7.5 Quad The Basin
7.5 Quad Tule Mountain
7.5 Quad Twin Peaks
7.5' Quad Maps of Big Bend
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 08:14:05 PM by Jim »

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Offline Don H

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Re: Downloadable Top Maps
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 09:58:15 AM »
What do they cost Jim?
"Rugged isolation in a Jeep with the top down, doors off, sweaty, dusty, listening to your flavor of tunes, immersed in the most beautiful and beguiling desert mountains in all of the Southwest, the Sierra Quemada. Nothing short of spiritual cleansing. " D. Locke

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Offline Jim

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Re: Downloadable Top Maps
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 04:20:15 PM »
They are all $8.95 each.

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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Downloadable Top Maps
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 10:12:49 AM »
If you order from usgs, make sure you don't order the most recent (2011 or 2012) maps.  I find these much less usable in the field than the older versions.  And I had no idea they sold so many quads at the park.  Good to know...

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Downloadable Top Maps
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 02:47:36 PM »
Good news,people!!!....Garmin is setting to launch Mexico Topos by the end of November 2012.

 Lots of nifty information, waypoints and what nots for you all to download an get your GPS ready for when the time comes to cross over to Boquillas and explore...hehehe.

  Right? :D.....no? :D :icon_frown:...where are the damned crickets sound when you need them. :-\
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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