Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mount Tamalpais State Park - Trail Map Bandana

From my map ephemera collection: This is a trail map from Mount Tamalpais State Park in California, just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. The park offers "6,300 acres of redwood groves, oak woodlands, grassland slopes, chaparral and rocky ridges. Offering spectacular views of the nearby Pacific and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area, from its ridges, slopes and the 2,571-foot high, East Peak."

The trail map is printed on a cotton bandana. The value is that even if it rains, your map will still be readable! Unfortunately, I have never been there. This map was given to me by a friend.

Coincidentally, just as I was preparing to post this image, I saw this post from our friends at Contours: the National Geographic Maps blog.

Nat Geo Maps to Launch National Trails Database



"TOPO!® Explorer, launching in May, will present users with detailed topographic maps, aerial photography, a hybrid map made from the two, and an extensive, freely browsable, online database of trail descriptions, recommendations and unique points of interest."

A handy tool for hikers and backpackers.

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2 Comments:

At Saturday, November 29, 2008 , Blogger kattwild said...

I have topo maps and/or interpretive for eight state parks at http://whatdidyoubringme.homestead.com/files/neckties/bandana.html

 
At Thursday, May 07, 2009 , Blogger kattwild said...

Whoops, I mean National Parks not state parks: Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Everglades, Joshua Tree, Rocksy mountain, Smokey Mountain, Grand Teton, Death Valley. http://whatdidyoubringme.homestead.com/files/neckties/bandana.html

 

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