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Easy to download and print maps designed with the needs of the outdoor person in mind. These maps reduce the clutter of topographic maps but retain elevations at 100-foot intervals to provide a sense of the terrain. Trails have been located by GPS to give accurate and up to date information. And because only the needed area and information is included these maps can be captured and printed faster and cheaper than others.

Click on a map name to see the map. Then capture and print it on your own computer and printer.

Tanbark Trail - Hearts Content

Covers the southern portion of the Tanbark Trail from its terminus at the North Country Trail to Sandstone Springs. It includes the Hearts Content Recreational Area and most of the Hickory Wilderness Area. The northern edge of this map matches the southern edge of the Tanbark Trail - Sandstone Springs Map.

Tanbark Trail - Sandstone Springs

Covers the northern portion of the trail from Hearts Content Recreational Area to the trails northern terminus at US Route 62 along the Allegheny Reservoir. The southern edge of this map matches the northern edge of the Tanbark Trail - Hearts Content Map.

About the Maps

OUR SOURCES

These maps are based on the USGS 7.5 Minute Series topographic maps from which the topography, roads and most other features were taken. Trails shown as heavy, dashed lines are taken from recent USFS maps or have been tracked by hand-held GPS. Trails shown as dotten lines are copied from the USGS maps without being confirmed.

TOPOGRAPHY

As mentioned above, the stadia line interval is 100-foot. This is sufficient for the user to visualize the land forms. Supplementary lines, drawn dashed, have been included where they aid in clarity. These usually occur when a high point is within twenty feet of the next 100-foot interval. These dashed, supplemental lines always have their elevation indicated.

PRINTING A MAP

Here is how the author printed these maps from the Internet using MS Windows Vista and an HP Photosmart C5180 printer. The results were good. With other equipment and software you may need to adjust these procedures.

  • Go to the web page of the map you wish to print.
  • Save the map as a GIF image. This is the format used to post the image as it takes less storage space, downloads quickly and produces adequate quality.
  • Open the GIF file in a picture viewer. We used MS Office Picture Manager but other similar viewers should give similar results.
  • Print on 8 ½ X 11 inch paper. The image will fill the page with about ¼ inch margins. Color printing is preferred but black-and-white is adequate.

If your copier will not print within ¼ inch of the edge, shrink the image using whatever picture editing tools you have such as MS Office Picture Manager. A simple program such as comes with most operating systems will do. The less the image is reduced the better the quality will be so reduce it only as much as required to print it all on one sheet.

Another solution is to copy the map on the web page and paste it into a word processing software document. Do any resizing you feel is necessary, making sure to keep the same height-width ratio (Drag the corners, not the sides.), then print it.