Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012 Backpacker Magazine “10 Essentials”: Pocket Profile Long Trail Maps

2012 Backpacker Magazine "10 Essentials": Pocket Profile Long Distance Trail Maps

One type of map—huge paper topos—existed when The Mountaineers first published the 10 Essentials, the club’s checklist of must-pack gear for any dayhike or backpacking trip. Nowadays, the options are endless. Case in point: These waterproof guides pack Webster’s-worthy detail into a pocket-size package for AT and JMT thru-hikers. Mileages, elevation profiles, water sources, and […]