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Old 08-05-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Hi WestWillow! I also love very detailed maps of mountains that show all the elevations and canyons\ creeks and trails. There are maps of the Santa Lucia mountains above Big Sur; there's a dirt road that a person can take between King City and just south of Big Sur that I would love to take some day.
I didn't know about that road and I have a cousin in King City. Next time we're there I'd like to try driving it. (I have a 4x4) Thanks for that info.
A few years ago (before the fire) some friends and I did a 5 day backpacking trip into the Santa Lucia mountains. Heaven!!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Here's my latest proof that I am a map nerd. Was in line at the local Walmart the other day, say the latest 2011 Rand McNalley road atlas and got so lost in it that the cashier had to rouse me from my studies and ask me to start unloading my cart.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I didn't know about that road and I have a cousin in King City. Next time we're there I'd like to try driving it. (I have a 4x4) Thanks for that info.
A few years ago (before the fire) some friends and I did a 5 day backpacking trip into the Santa Lucia mountains. Heaven!!!
I have also camped out in the Santa Lucia's following the Arroyo Seco river up into the mountains. It gets pretty rough-going and at night there were lots of animals trying to get into our tent. I drove part way on the road from King City to the coast. It actually starts around Jolon west of San Lucas and goes pass Mission San Antonio near the Hunter Liggett military camp. We turned around about half way to the coastline but I want to drive it all the way Limekiln Beach. This was before the fires so things might be different today.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:22 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I love to relax and look at my atlas. Find new places on the maps and study them. Does anyone else like to do this?
If you want to keep me entertained, just give me a Thomas Guide or two. I get really fascinated by locating new locations and learning more about geography.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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When I was a kid, I would look at world atlases and make lists of every named feature I saw. I would make lists of mountains, lists of rivers, lists of lakes, etc.

I was a strange child.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:04 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Maps are so last Millennium. Now we have Street View
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Old maps before the interstates, it's amazing how long it took to get anywhere, but the country side was beautiful.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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Man, I grew up staring at maps. My Grandparents got me a globe when I was like 5 and have been facinated since.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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I love maps. I collect them just for fun.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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I have a detailed map of San Diego on my bedroom wall.. Needless to say I feel like I can navigate in SD with no problem
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