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Postby Biscut » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:01 pm

Hope to get out to CO for the first time. Like many others I'm interested in bagging the 14ers. Can those of you with experience please recommend books, trail maps/topos....etc...

Also, I have Garmin 62 gps -- what maps are good for these mountains? I saw there is a Garmin TOPO set for CO 24k. Anyone recommend these?

Thanks for the help!!
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Re: Trail Maps

Postby mconnell » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:00 pm

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Re: Trail Maps

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Re: Trail Maps

Postby Steven Cross » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:14 am

mconnell wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Colorados-Fourteeners-3rd-Ed-Climbs/dp/1555917461/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

The 14ers "bible" is a must. The descriptions are very good and many of the mountains you may not really need a map, while others is still a very a good idea.
For example, if your going to the Front Range or Tenmile-Mosquito ranges you don't need one, but the Elk or the San Juans it would be highly suggested.
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Re: Trail Maps

Postby Biscut » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:44 pm

Thanks for the info guys. I'm sure I'll be pestering you with many more questions soon!
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Re: Trail Maps

Postby Sarah Simon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:44 pm

Don't forget your Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer for driving directions, including Forest Service roads: http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeC ... tion=10096
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Re: Trail Maps

Postby Biscut » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:00 pm

I ordered the bible yesterday and should be here by weeks end. Now I guess it's time to drop $80 on the Garmin CO topo maps.
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Re: Trail Maps

Postby chicagotransplant » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:36 pm

Biscut wrote:I ordered the bible yesterday and should be here by weeks end. Now I guess it's time to drop $80 on the Garmin CO topo maps.


The link MoapaPk provided above is for a free map download that you can put on your GPS, if you have a memory card slot on your GPS you can put all kinds of free maps on there, the GPS File Depot website is a good one for finding maps for most every state. These free maps are great!

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/
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Re: Trail Maps

Postby Biscut » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:34 pm

I'm in luck, my GPS does have a MSD slot. Checking out the link now. Thanks for all the help! :D
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