I'm a big fan of good maps. They come in quite helpful when flying over new territory, driving somewhere new, etc. And I like to know where I am and what's nearby.
A few years ago I discovered Benchmark Maps. They produce maps for several states in the western United States so I now own one for Utah as well. I already have two sets of well worn maps: California and Nevada. But next weekend I'm heading out on a 1.5 week trip to Parowan, Utah with my glider.
Each of the map books provide a set of detailed road and topographic maps as well as lat/long grids, local attractions, climate data, points of interest, elevation, national parks, recreation areas, and so on. The maps are well laid out and the markings are very clear. The folks at Benchmark pay attention to little details, even noting various mountain peak and ridge names, small ranches, air strips, etc.
Posted by jzawodn at June 19, 2005 08:11 AM