Re: Philmont Topo Maps
Earl Needham (ENeed81834@AOL.COM)
Fri, 25 Aug 1995 17:19:08 -0400
In a message dated 95-08-25 11:14:38 EDT, you write:
>"Michael J. Brophy" <Mbrophy@AOL.COM> asked:
>>Does anyone know where I can get topographic maps for Philmont?
>First of all, check with Philmont. They sell topo maps of the ranch
>that are poster size. They have them in 2 different scales, a 1:48000
>scale map that shows the entire ranch, or a set of 3 1:24000 scale maps
>that cover the ranch (North, Central, and South Country). I personally
>like the set of 3 maps, as they are much more detailed (They came out
>after I worked at Philmont). It seems like the maps are $2.50 each.
One important caveat here -- don't believe them when they say you can
get water at a particular place. I was on a trek in 1994 and we ran out of
water. We went to a place indicated by the map and found no water, only a
solar-operated radio repeater and a water pipe with no way to open it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City