best paper map

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Posted by john on January 16, 2004 at 20:12:47:

In Reply to: Maps posted by Dan on January 13, 2004 at 19:26:56:

the computer maps are often innaccurate, and don't show which roads are accessible or not, and often don't distinguish between different levels of dirt roads, etc.

The best paper map I've seen is "Death Valley National Park Recreation Map" by Tom Harrison Maps ( I found it at a backpacking store in Santa Cruz, they have them at the gift shop at the Furnace Creek Visitors Center, etc. Its on plasticized paper, so its quite durable.

It shows every navigable road in the park, with 4 levels of dirt road distinguished by color codes (from 'cars usually ok' to 'extremely rough, short wheelbase 4x4 ONLY')

its also a topo map. shows every little bump of potential interest (sites of old miner's wells, and so forth).

The 2nd best map I've seen (out of dozens) is AAA's "Guide to Death Valley National Park". 3rd best is the handout map you get when you pay your park entrance fee (shows all the roads but not much detail as to difficulty, says they are all 4x4 only).

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