The Nat Geo Trails Illustrated map presents the most comprehensive coverage of the Green Mountain National Forest Map revised 2010....
|Title||:||National Geographic NAT GEO Green Mountains South Map|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Number of Pages||:||179 Pages|
|File Size||:||983 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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National Geographic NAT GEO Green Mountains South Map Reviews
Overall, I'm a big fan of this line of trail maps. This particular one I could take or leave though. Did the Bourn Pond-Stratton Pond loop this past weekend. This map is good for general orientation, estimates, and trail head parking, but it lacks the detailed trail distances that many hikers would be seeking to help plan their routes. While the area seems to be woefully documented for some reason, that information is available on older publications and I would have expected to find it on here. I'm the type of person that wants one good reliable trail map on hand, not a combination of 2 or 3 to piece the necessary information together.
A friend and I recently hiked into the Lye Brook Wilderness for a few nights of winter camping (deep drifts, sub-zero temperatures) and this map was a phenomenal help. I used it in conjunction with a few other maps from other publications...there isn't a ton of detailed topo maps or guides to the Greens (at least compared to other areas in the northeast), so you can't go wrong with this affordable, water-resistant and reasonably tear-resistant map. Keep in mind that this focuses on the SOUTHERN region of the Green Mountains. As stated in the description, it covers:
Best map for the AT, Long Trail, and Catamount trails. US Park service members carry these maps and are preferred to their own maps.
There are some inaccuracies on this in the Lye Brook Wilderness area. Also, it would have been nice to have had mileage given for each trail section, thought I was doing 16 miles... ended up doing 26!
Usually the NG maps have little number labels next to each trail and a legend that lists all the numbers and gives you trail length and difficulty. This map has the numbers, but no legend! ...so no info on length except the via the scale bar.
Exactly what I was looking for.