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    USGS Topo Map Giveaway on VFTT

    Im thinking of hosting a USGS topo map giveaway on VFTT in near future. I thought Id run this by moderators first prior to posting. I think VFTT would be pretty ideal place to offer these. Id probably put it up for 3 or 4 weeks and pick the most worthy recipient and mail them off to them.

    My wife and I have been working on reducing some of the clutter in our somewhat small house. The scope of this project includes my gear room and map collections. This is partly related to my getting older and attempting to pass on some of my hiking related stuff myself rather than leaving it to my heirs to deal with. With that in mind I have a large stack of 25 topo maps I've decided to part with. This collection covers most of northern New Hampshire (North Country), regions of NEHH peaks in Vermont and Maine.

    I have another 25 or so covering majority of WMNF region which I might also part with if I can find someone who can put them to better use than I ever will. I inherited these from Bill Bowden's wife after he passed away. Bill was on 4K committee, so they tend to focus on regions of interest for New England peak baggers and bushwhackers.

    I almost never refer to them as I am something of techno-geek. My principal areas of interest can be dealt with by Caltopo, Gaia, GranitView, and Stonewall Mapper. If Im planning to hiking in an area I generally just print out 8.5 X 11 maps of area I plan to travel in. Im pretty much done with bushwhacking remote areas of NH, ME, and VT.
    On #67 of NE67
    On #100 of NEHH
    On #46 of WNH48

    An atom walked up to me and said "I think I've lost an electron"
    I said "Are you sure?"
    It reply "I'm positive."

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    Nice idea. How are you going to select the most worthy? Guessing anyone who would like the maps fits the bill. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peakbagr View Post
    Nice idea. How are you going to select the most worthy? Guessing anyone who would like the maps fits the bill. LOL
    At first I pictured getting flooded with requests. I'm guessing that's probably not going to happen. Hopefully I get only one or two or three. I'll be happy to ship them off to most anyone who would want them and or might have some use for them. I thought I'd have use for them when I first acquired them, but that was not the case either. Who knows where life takes us these days.
    On #67 of NE67
    On #100 of NEHH
    On #46 of WNH48

    An atom walked up to me and said "I think I've lost an electron"
    I said "Are you sure?"
    It reply "I'm positive."

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    I'm pleased to announce TEO contacted me about the USGS topo maps. He sounds like an ideal candidate to inherit these maps. Wishing him good luck and happy trails!!!
    On #67 of NE67
    On #100 of NEHH
    On #46 of WNH48

    An atom walked up to me and said "I think I've lost an electron"
    I said "Are you sure?"
    It reply "I'm positive."

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    So after the next Carrington event, Teo will still be able to go hiking, along with all us other luddites.

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