So I’m not sure why I’ve been putting this off, but I finally finished printing the maps I’ll be using for this hike. I think one reason, is that I was planning to print them myself. But after looking at how large of a project this was going to be decided to head over to my local Kinko’s and have them printed.
Several months ago I sent away for Jonathan Ley’s maps. He promptly sent me a CD with the entire route mapped out. In addition he took the time to add notes to all the maps. I can’t imagine the amount of work that went into these but I’m extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication that went into putting this together. Thank you Mr. Ley.
The end result of my print job is 4 spiral bound books, one for each state. I ended up printing them double-sided and in color. I felt it would be nice to have them spiral bound so I did this too. No, I won’t be carrying all 4 with me. I’ll start with one and then have the others sent to me along the way.
I inserted blank pages to my book of maps to keep my journal. My thinking is that I’ll use the blank sheets for writing and making notes along the way. Yes, logistics are another issue and a separate blog post entirely. Where I’ll send them is yet to be determined.
So maps have been printed, gear has acquired and train ticket has been purchased. I’m just running over in my mind what else I’ll need to get done before I head out.
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