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Mike Gerty
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Maps for ANWR trip planning on 07/27/2011 19:51:57 MDT Print View

Hi all, I'm at the very beginning stages of a planning a packrafting trip in the Brooks Range / ANWR. What are my options for large scale maps for trip planning purposes? Thanks!

Mike Gerty
(michael.gerty) - F
Maps on 07/28/2011 14:18:41 MDT Print View

Well, I found an index to the maps I might need here: http://arctic.fws.gov/usgsmaps.htm

That being said, it looks like I will need a half dozen 1:250,000 scale maps for planning purposes. I can buy the paper maps from the USGS store in Denver...

OR I could buy the Nat Geo TOPO Alaska software for $50 for the whole state.

Buying the software seems to me like the easiest option. Can anyone tell me which option they recommend and why? Thanks!

Mike

Matt Mioduszewski
(water-) - F

Locale: pacific nw
look up someone whos done it on 07/28/2011 14:43:43 MDT Print View

i had followed colter's website since early 2007 for AT advice that year. Met him last year while giving rides/TM for PCT'ers around cascadelocks. living legend (in my eyes) in front of me, woah.. hehe Nice guy.

Shoot him an email and pick his brain. He did a major Brooks Range traverse

http://www.bucktrack.com/

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: look up someone whos done it on 07/28/2011 15:37:22 MDT Print View

Andrew can be very helpful
http://www.andrewskurka.com/AK10/routeinfo.php
How to contact him
http://www.andrewskurka.com/info/guiding.php#contact
Roman would be excellent also
http://packrafting.blogspot.com/
http://packrafting.blogspot.com/search/label/Brooks%20Range
You could try sending him a pm
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/profile.html?u=romandial

Edited by annapurna on 07/28/2011 16:52:50 MDT.