Looking for a Map?

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Can someone recommend a good map of Cohutta WMA with boundary lines and roads and elevations a link to it would be even better! I will happily pay for one of quality that can help me. Thanks
 

The mtn man

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Try the nearest usfs office, I have gotten maps there. They charge $10 .
 

jbogg

Senior Member
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I really like OnXMaps. With a promo code it’s $23/year for the entire state of GA and it is a game changer. Customize multiple layers, see private property lines with owners name, and best of all it shows lots of jeep trails and footpaths that were not on my other map. Check out their website, they were running a free 7 day trial.
 
#8
Thanks guys I decided to try a few!
Check out caltopo.com if you REALLY want to nerd out on some maps dude. There's a variety of base maps and you can customize your own layers, add way points, whatever. Then you can print a hard copy or save it as a georeferenced pdf.

The OnXmaps app that jbogg suggested is pretty nice. Definitely worth $23 a year but I thought the price went up drastically this year (I think the company was bought out or something but could be wrong). Anyway, it's a great resource and time saver but not as reliable as a good ole piece if paper.
 
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Can someone recommend a good map of Cohutta WMA with boundary lines and roads and elevations a link to it would be even better! I will happily pay for one of quality that can help me. Thanks
I really like caltopo, but my fav is Gaia gps. Gaia allows you to layer maps, also use it with my phone on airplane mode to save battery when I’m in poor coverage or when I have no signal. You can’t see WMA property lines but you can see NFS areas. You can easily see the WMA boundaries on maps and correlate it to the map your looking at, at least it’s true with Chatt Coopeers and Chestatee WMA’s where I hang out.
 
#10
I need to try one of those out. I usually scope a place out at home before I go look at it in person. I quit relying on my phone since it will lie to you from time to time. I've got several of the old paper maps. Picked up one few months ago and fs employee told me that when what they had was gone, that was it. Said everyone is using phones nowadays and no demand for the paper maps anymore.
 
#11
I hate to hear they're phasing out the paper maps. I've got quite a few though some of them are in pretty rough shape from being carried in my pack. I always wanted to make a wall of topo maps put together with the borders cut off guess I'd better get on it if they're not gonna carry them anymore. Anything electronic can let you down who knows one day there might not be power running through those lines any more.
 
#12
I really like OnXMaps. With a promo code it’s $23/year for the entire state of GA and it is a game changer. Customize multiple layers, see private property lines with owners name, and best of all it shows lots of jeep trails and footpaths that were not on my other map. Check out their website, they were running a free 7 day trial.
Wow the OnX is pretty cool. I like the desktop version too. They’re running a 30% discount for Father’s Day. I might have to add this to my arsenal.
 
#13
I like to use a paper map n compass, cell phone map with gps, and then a small garmin gps that i turn on for longer hikes. I just keep the waypoint for the truck on the garmin as a backup. I figure one will get me out if im lost. Most of the time the compass keeps me honest! Haha. Like when you get that feeling you are heading in the right direction then you check the compass and you are sure its lying to you cuz it say wrong direction dummy!
 
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I spoke to a Forest Service employee about this a couple of days ago. He works out of the Blairsville office. He said they had no plans to stop selling paper maps and had in fact just ordered a new batch of them.
 
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