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topographic map

A map that shows the contours of the land via a two-dimensional drawing with multitudes of contour lines showing changes in elevations.Each map has its own scale.The contour lines indicate a change in elevation by the scale amount. For example, each line might represent a 1-foot change in elevation. The distance between the lines can be computed by reference to the distance scale.For example,1 inch might equal 50 feet.Two contour lines that are 1 inch apart would indicate a grade of 1 foot over the course of 50 feet, which is very gentle. The closer the lines on the topographic map, the steeper the incline.

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Made by Trail Tracks Hiking Maps (a partnership), Estes Park, (888) 875-8757, www.trailtracks.com.
The aerial-view hiking map (sold at the visitor center) is helpful.
The website offers the public useful and rich information about the ancient trails, including introductions to the the trails, itinerary suggestions, interesting places and sites for recreation along the trails, as well as hiking maps that include GPX and KMZ files for download.
The 140 pages of the guidebook contain 17 chapters detailing each section of the Trail, including the historic eastern section beginning at Battery Rock, as well as chapters on trail safety, equestrian use of the trail, and use of online hiking maps. The maps of all sections of the trail have been brought up-to-date and checked for accuracy.
Some 40 hiking maps show times, camping places and places of interest while accompanying cultural insights, tips on restaurants and health, and keys to languages make this a powerful planner and take along tote for any planning a hiking trip to the region.
Dad-and-daughter duo Tom and Emily Courtney realized you don't have to get behind the wheel to get away--that's why they created California inn-to-inn hiking maps