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bmu92
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04/27/2019 12:57PM
Where can i get good maps for planning my first Quetico trip?

Are there any good free maps online?

If not what are good maps for purchase?

Thanks
 
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04/27/2019 03:08PM
It's hard to beat the Chrismar Adventure map for Quetico.
tumblehome
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04/28/2019 06:02AM
Both Fischer and McKenzie maps are great for Quetico. There are no free maps online that you can print and take with you. Your map purchase will be the smallest expense of your trip.

The Chrismar map is a good reference map but too small for navigation.

Tom
bobbernumber3
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04/28/2019 07:46AM
I'll send you an e-mail with link. Happy 2-week anniversary with bwca.com.
marsonite
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04/28/2019 08:46AM
Ausable: "It's hard to beat the Chrismar Adventure map for Quetico."

+1. The Chrismar map is the only one that has updated portage information. Fisher shows a number of portages that are no longer maintained. So whatever map you use for navigation--Fisher, McKenzie, or even print topo maps off of Caltopo for free--you'll want a Chrismar for updating the portages.
Banksiana
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04/28/2019 07:34PM
I only carry the Chrismar map. I find the scale manageable.
Jackfish
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04/28/2019 08:20PM
This is your first trip to Q. I guarantee it won't be your last. Get a Chrismar map for the overview and buy McKenzies for navigation. You'll be glad you have 'em. The more you go, the more maps you'll need and want.

Something else you can buy for planning is the Fisher Canoe Country map book. It's the complete set of Fisher maps shrunk down a bit and assembled in a large flip book. Again, one can never have enough maps.

I like the Fisher book for it's complete set of maps, but I still prefer McKenzie Maps for taking on a trip.
04/29/2019 09:19PM
try caltopo.com....in the preset layers, try the Mapbuilder topo tab, or the 7.5 topo tab.....they have portages marked but no campsites. You can save these to a pdf and then print them from the pdf. I use them for trips and then mark in the campsites from Memory Maps....or you could use other sources.
AmarilloJim
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04/30/2019 08:09AM
Did you find a good online planning website?
TominMpls
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04/30/2019 12:39PM
You've got mail.
billconner
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04/30/2019 06:23PM
Hmm...wonder what a number of us are emailing bmu92 about?
04/30/2019 07:01PM
Banksiana: "I only carry the Chrismar map. I find the scale manageable. "

+1 on carrying only the Chrismar (now) map. Prior to Chrismar, we carried the official Quetico Park Foundation map, and still carry one that we've marked with campsite and portage notes. The one time in 40 years of paddling Quetico that I carried other maps, I felt like I spent all my time folding and refolding them to stay on the map!

TZ
 
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