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08/11/2020 06:14PM
Took lady chain out of Sawbill and a friend recommended using the Voyageur map and I decided to give it a try.

Now I'm hooked. Loved the details, the fact that I only had to use one map for the whole trip with no confusing overlapping edges, and some side info about the specific geology, history and such.

Going to make them my first choice next trip.
 
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paddlinjoe
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08/11/2020 07:28PM
I agree, and enjoy them as well. I wish there were an inch or two of overlap sometimes, especially when traveling along an edge, but overall they are my favorite map of the BWCA.
 
paddlinjoe
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08/11/2020 07:28PM
I agree, and enjoy them as well. I wish there were an inch or two of overlap sometimes, especially when traveling along an edge, but overall they are my favorite map of the BWCA.
 
bentshaft
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08/11/2020 09:27PM
I bought the complete set this year from this site! Always like to have 2 different brands along on a trip and I like that these have the same scale as the Fisher maps. As noted the fact that there is no overlap can be an issue. The other issue I had with my old eyes, I found them a bit hard to read while canoeing without my cheaters. Really loved them for planning and reviewing in camp but found the Fishers easier to read while on the move.
 
cyclones30
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08/11/2020 10:35PM
They're my favorite. There's a sticky post in the gear forum on them recently. We always take a few brands but these I like for the lake depths, fishing info, geology, and everything else on them.

The new ones also have portages rated 1-10 on difficulty (I haven't looked back to see if I agree yet) but I got the full set from this site a few weeks back after they were hard to find for a while. They also have a full park map on the back, and now including a highlighted area that's downstream of the potential mines.
 
08/11/2020 11:02PM
They also have the best website as far as viewing maps for planning goes by far.
 
08/12/2020 08:40AM
just ordered a couple off the site here to finish off the complete set.....I love them
 
Michwall2
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08/12/2020 09:36AM
I have used them for years now and also like the detail and the content front and back. I also would have liked to have some overlap from map to map. There are spots I travel frequently and it is down right annoying to have to switch maps (sometimes back and forth on the same day!). I travel the Temperance River (North/South Temperance Lakes to Kelly or Baker Lakes) pretty often and the map switch through there is annoying. I am getting caught in the switch again this year as I travel from Missing Link through to Cross Bay and down to Long Island Lake. This is another poorly managed map break. I may carry an extra Fisher or McKenzie for the one day of travel that I would use that area without having to worry which map is open and folded correctly.

That map edge breaks up South Temperance Lake (with a campsite), North Temperance Lake, Cherokee Lake (with campsites), and Long Island Lake (with campsites). It's just plain a tough spot to travel with the Voyageur Maps.

 
WHendrix
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08/12/2020 11:01AM
I like the Voyageur maps as well. I have used topo maps all my life and have taught cartography, mapping, and GIS several places and these are my favorite. I noticed one piece of information on my first edition maps that is in error. The legend says that the contour interval is 10 feet when it is really 20 feet. I communicated with Daniel Pauly about this and he said no one had ever reported it, and that they would correct it for the new maps. Could someone who has the new maps take a look at this and report if the correction has been made? It would be on the front page (as the maps are folded when new) at the bottom left. It reads:

Elevations and soundings in feet.
10' topographic and bathymetric contour intervals.

This may not seem like much, but if you are using the topo information to get a feel for the characteristics of a portage trail it is significant.

Thank you.
 
straighthairedcurly
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08/12/2020 11:21AM
WHendrix: "I like the Voyageur maps as well. I have used topo maps all my life and have taught cartography, mapping, and GIS several places and these are my favorite. I noticed one piece of information on my first edition maps that is in error. The legend says that the contour interval is 10 feet when it is really 20 feet. I communicated with Daniel Pauly about this and he said no one had ever reported it, and that they would correct it for the new maps. Could someone who has the new maps take a look at this and report if the correction has been made? It would be on the front page (as the maps are folded when new) at the bottom left. It reads:


Elevations and soundings in feet.
10' topographic and bathymetric contour intervals.


This may not seem like much, but if you are using the topo information to get a feel for the characteristics of a portage trail it is significant.


Thank you."


The 2019 version of Map 1 still has the 10' description on the front cover. The actual topographic contours are 20' intervals and the hydrographic contours are vary from lake to lake depending on the data (anywhere from 5' to 20' intervals.

To be honest, I never look at the key for that kind of information. I just look at the contours themselves and do the math. But I am impressed with your powers of observation.

We also started using the Voyager maps this summer, and they quickly became everyone's favorites. I still like carrying multiple brands of maps when we are in group, because some of the information differs a bit. We always have multiple sets of maps on my family trips because everyone of us loves to navigate, and can't stand not knowing where we are.
 
cyclones30
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08/12/2020 10:19PM
And yes, as mentioned they have BY FAR the best website for viewing maps. Zoom in, pan around, all the same info you'd have on your map. Fisher shows a little zoomed out tiny chunk of each map.
 
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