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Ozark native
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08/14/2022 09:25PM  
Deciding what set of maps to get. Leaning toward MacKenzie. What numbers would I need for a loop from mudro up the horse to crooked and down through gun, boot, fairy, and fourtown?
 
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noodle
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08/14/2022 10:08PM  
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0252/6088/4042/files/combinedbwca.pdf?1087 has a high-resolution zoomable map of all the McKenzie maps and where they overlap. Looks to me like 11, 10, and 29 would cover it, and you might be able to get away with just 11 and 10, or maybe even just 10 if you don't mind going off the border of the map a tiny bit.
08/14/2022 10:08PM  
MacKenzie 10, I think. Check it just to be sure. :)

Voyageur 2 and 4 cover it.

Fisher 9 and 17.

08/14/2022 10:12PM  
Just a thought...When I go with folks on their first trip I gift them a True North cloth map. They work fine for navigation, I think the others are better, but the cloth maps seem to be appreciated as a nice memory of the trip.

True North 6, if you go with that option.
08/14/2022 11:02PM  
I always take two maps. Voyaguer for planning and True North cloth maps for navigation (they are just so easy to navigate with)
John Moore
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08/15/2022 01:15AM  
McKenzie map ( 11. Jackfish, Beartrap ) has complete coverage of that entire route.

MikeinMpls
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08/15/2022 08:15AM  
I encourage you to bring the adjoining map of the area if your route is anywhere near the edge of the map sheet. It's a nice insurance policy in case something goes bad. Maps aren't heavy and don't take up too much space.

Mike
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08/15/2022 08:19AM  
MikeinMpls: "I encourage you to bring the adjoining map of the area if your route is anywhere near the edge of the map sheet. It's a nice insurance policy in case something goes bad. Maps aren't heavy and don't take up too much space. "
Agree! I've almost run out of map on a trip or two where I couldn't find a campsite and I was wishing I had the next map. Fortunately it all worked out, but having the adjoining map would have been a comforting thing.
08/15/2022 09:43AM  
MikeinMpls: "I encourage you to bring the adjoining map of the area if your route is anywhere near the edge of the map sheet. It's a nice insurance policy in case something goes bad. Maps aren't heavy and don't take up too much space.


Mike"


I cannot agree to this enough. My first trip with my wife who was four months pregnant at the time we bought only enough map for what we thought we would travel. Some things made us have to paddle another 8+ miles off map back to the outfitter which was unplanned. Needless to say it was stressful, and if it hadn’t been for a pixelated map that I had download on my phone and my compass I would’ve been one lost goose.
cyclones30
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08/15/2022 12:28PM  
All 3 main paper map brands are good (Fisher, Voyageur, Mckinzie)

I prefer Voyageur, they can be bought from this site. As for the comments on take more maps than you think you'll need, I agree. I always pack the Nat Geo map for the area I'll be in. They make an East and a West map that cover each half of the area plus more. Obviously yours in this case could be the west and it would show your route plus a TON more. It's not the scale for perfect navigation like the others but fun to look at while in camp and also if you get in a pinch (fire, bear, etc) can find sites and portages well away from where you planned to be.
cyclones30
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08/15/2022 12:32PM  
I also should mention, we always pack at least 2 brands of paper maps. (not counting Nat Geo) It seems like they agree on 95% of the campsite and portage locations but you'll find one here or there that's mis-marked. Then when you paddle into a bay to look for a portage marked on the Fisher and it's not there you can look at the Voyageurs for example and see that it's marked a little farther down or something. Same with campsites and portage lengths.
straighthairedcurly
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08/15/2022 08:23PM  
cyclones30: "All 3 main paper map brands are good (Fisher, Voyageur, Mckinzie)


I prefer Voyageur, they can be bought from this site. As for the comments on take more maps than you think you'll need, I agree. I always pack the Nat Geo map for the area I'll be in. They make an East and a West map that cover each half of the area plus more. Obviously yours in this case could be the west and it would show your route plus a TON more. It's not the scale for perfect navigation like the others but fun to look at while in camp and also if you get in a pinch (fire, bear, etc) can find sites and portages well away from where you planned to be. "


Agree 100% with cyclone30. The NatGeo map is handy for emergency exits, dealing with transitions between Voyageur maps when they don't overlap, and route planning if you want to make a change mid-trip.
 
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