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Offline lyngg

Great Divide Route - NFS Maps
« on: March 21, 2016, 09:39:00 pm »
I am biking the Great Divide this summer. In addition to the ACA I want to carry National Forest Service maps. (My plan was to cut out pertinent sections.) However, after doing some research, I realize that this means possibly over 20 different maps! I found out that a national forest may have up to 4 or 5 district maps, not one contiguous map. To top it off, I am not sure that the ACA maps for the route list all the national forests, much less all the districts, in the Service Directory sections. Does anybody know of a list of the National Forests that the route passes through and the maps I'd need? Maybe this is overkill but I like the details of the National Forest Service maps. Thanks. Lyn

Offline jamawani

Re: Great Divide Route - NFS Maps
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 11:14:45 pm »
You can always use these USFS maps online -
I would save the files to a zip drive, since you are likely to be out of service zones.
They seem to have a poor server - so keep trying.

http://www.papermapsonline.com/home/

You will have to search out other sources, but you should be able to get nearly all of the maps online.
Unfortunately, this service is not provided by the USFS - except for the Pacific Region.

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I do agree - using USFS maps allows you so much more flexibility.
For those maps which you cannot find online - order the NF map.
Then take a high resolution photo of overlapping sections.
Save on zip drive or in the cloud. (Zip drive is better for the GDMBR)


List:
NM:
Gila NF
Cibola NF
Santa FE NF
Carson NF
CO:
Rio Grande NF
Gunnison NF
San Isabel NF
White River NF
Routt NF
WY:
Medicine Bow NF
Shoshone NF (S)
Bridger Teton NF
ID:
Targhee NF
MT:
Southwest Interagency (E)
Southwest Interagency (W)
Helena NF
Lolo NF
Flathead NF

indyfabz

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Re: Great Divide Route - NFS Maps
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 08:39:42 am »
Doesn't the route also pass through Beaverhead-Deer Lodge NF south of Wise River, MT.

Offline jamawani

Re: Great Divide Route - NFS Maps
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 09:36:54 am »
The Southwest Interagency maps include the Beaverhead NF as well as BLM and State Lands.
I should add, that USFS maps do not cover the Red Desert region of Wyoming.
The OP would need to get the appropriate BLM maps.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Great Divide Route - NFS Maps
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 10:33:42 am »
On the Great Divide maps, on each side in the text titled "About Map A" or "About Map B" there is a list of what USFS and BLM maps you will need.
Carla Majernik
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Offline lyngg

Re: Great Divide Route - NFS Maps
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 03:33:49 pm »
Thank you to everyone who responded, especially Carla. I looked and looked but missed the list completely. Maybe I better hone up on my map following skills before I attempt this ride :) Lyn