Gear Guide 2012: MyTopo/BACKPACKER Pro Maps

Get customized maps that give you turn-by-turn directions and campsite information all in one, easy to use and waterproof map.
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Get customized maps that give you turn-by-turn directions and campsite information all in one, easy to use and waterproof map.

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We teamed up with partner MyTopo to deliver the best hiking maps on the market. See a GPS-enabled trip you like on backpacker.com? Log in and order it as a waterproof map with your choice of shaded-relief topo, aerial, or hybrid background. Then choose lat/long or UTM* grid overlays and custom-center it. No more buying a full park map that lacks route detail.


You can also choose BACKPACKER PRO Maps, which give turn-by-turn directions and campsite info for our editors’ favorite weekend trips. PRO Maps come in medium (24”x36”, $20) and large (36”x48”; $35), while custom maps range from $10 to $230, depending on map type, size (up to 5’x8’ for wall-worthy art), and paper (such as waterproof, glossy, or laminated). backpacker.com/promaps and myTopo.com