naches riders/ FS maps

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  1. Guaglione

    Guaglione Untethered

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    Hey guys, where did you get those forest service maps I saw on the picnic table amongst the beer bottles and Costco boxes of trail mix??

    Luca
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  2. gentry

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    Whistlin' jacks.....or a bunch of other places. Gas station, ranger stations etc.... interweb.

    Das Rider is the map guy - he knows all.
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  3. Guaglione

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    REI??
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    The map you are referring to is the "YAKIMA COUNTY RECREATION GUIDE". It shows all the off road trails and FS roads. The Naches Ranger District office (509 653-1400) sells them, but can not take a credit card, you have to mail them a check. Whistlin' Jack's (509 658-2433) is supposed to sell them, but like a complete BONEHEAD, I was there three times last weekend and forgot to go inside and buy one each time. Rangers are also reported to be giving a B&W version of the map to trail users.

    Whistlin' Jack's can take a credit card; they might sell and mail you a map. If they do, let me know. Beer bottles not included.
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    There's an REI close to my house with a good map selection. I'll run down there and check. I need to get out of the house anyway. I'll let you know.
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    I work about a block from the downtown REI. I'll go check it out.
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  7. das Rider

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    The area we rode in is on the Wenatchee National Forest Map. It is a small scale map with little detail, but the FS roads are marked. $9.95 at REI.

    The same area is on the Green Trails maps; 272, 273, 240, 241. These are printed at 1:69,500. Larger scale, more detail. All the FS roads AND trails (single track) are shown and numbered. $5.00@ at REI.

    The trails/roads we took straddle a 4 map intersection on the Green Trails maps. I plan to post JPEG or .pdf files of the area with all the trials so we can print them. I plan to use waterproof paper for mine. I'll post the map(s) here when I get them done.

    Cartography lesson for the day:

    A small scale map shows a large area and has little detail, i.e. 1:500,000.

    A large scale map shows a small area and has more detail, i.e. 1:24,000.
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  8. Guaglione

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    Dude, is there anything you don't know???

    Thanks, I'll pop by REI today.
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  9. Guaglione

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    So which one is best for fitting into the map pocket on my tankbag?
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    The Green Trails maps are 12" x 18" and fold any way you want. The Wenatchee FS Map is about 4' square, but is pre-folded to fit in your shirt pocket.

    I also made a custom map using the Map Kiosk (National GEO - TOPO!) which printed on 12" x 18" waterproof paper, but it had very few of the trails on it, so don't bother.

    I did not see the Yakima County Recreation Guide at the Redmond REI store.

    Later today I might have them scanned and posted so you can print on letter size paper.
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    awesome. Can you scan a pepperoni pizza and a six pack of pacifico as well??

    Seriously, Lacey, thanks for all the info. It's greatly appreciated.
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  12. das Rider

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    I can scan the pizza and beer, but we are years away from the de-scanning technology that would allow you to eat it.
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  13. Guaglione

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    I don't know, I've been surviving on pictures of women for months now. I could probably pull it off with food too.
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    I'm not going near the "pull it off" comment. Ops, I just did. You could print the map, pizza and beer on a fruit roll-up/sheet. It would be survival food.
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    Note to self: remeber not to turn my back on Luca tonite...
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  16. Guaglione

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    Johnny, I'm not that desparate.


    yet.
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  17. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Todo utz Super Moderator

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    Apparently, you have something in common with, oh, all the single women within a 200 mile radius of where ever I happen to be...

    :bluduh
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    GSguy Here's a quarter. Supporter

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    There you go JD I fixed that one for you :lol3
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  19. Guaglione

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    damn, me too, must be something in the water.....
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  20. das Rider

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    This map is a combination of four different maps along the borders between two USGS 7.5' Quads. That explains why the match is off along the boundaries, but you have to search for it.



    This map covers all the area we rode on the Funny Rocks Dual Sport ride and then some. You need good eyes or a small magnifying lens, I prefer the credit card sized Fresnel lenses.



    This is about the most detail that can be viewed on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. I've printed this on waterproof paper and with my glasses and good light I can read it. You could also cut it up (in software) and print it on multiple sheets. This was the first try. If I need to I can make the area a little smaller and easier to read.



    The nice thing about this map is that a large riding area fits on one sheet of paper.

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