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The RiverMaps Guide to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is a must-have guidebook for your trip down the Grand. It's durable and waterproof with USGS topo maps and excellent descriptions of river features. This 6th Edition book covers the entire river, from the Lees Ferry launch site to the South Cove take out on Lake Mead. Spiral-bound format with full-color topographical maps on the right side and complete text descriptions on the facing page. The new mapping software used in this edition allows relief shading of the topo maps, giving you a much better perspective of the terrain. Excellent mile-by-mile information on rapids, campgrounds, geological features, historical sites and reference points. The topo maps are the same scale as the original USGS maps. The contour lines and accurate river shape enhances your ability to keep track of where you are. The high-quality waterproof paper stands up to the soaking it's going to get! The book lists numerous side hikes and interesting features away from the river. All photos in this edition are in full color. Also includes info pages on frequently asked questions about boating the river, Grand Canyon geology, archaeology, resource protection and plants found in the Canyon. Between the 6th and 5th addition, text changes are relatively minor. The most significant changes for river runners include information about a few camps below Diamond Creek (mile 225). Two camps were deleted, one was added, and another slightly moved.
RiverMaps map books "go with the flow". Each map is oriented so the river flows upward on the page. No more turning your map upside down or twisting your head to read it. RiverMaps map books are printed on water-resistant paper specially made for all-weather use. The maps measure 8-1/2 x 14 inches - much larger than most river guide books. The books have spiral binding and stiff covers that make them lay flat and easy to use. RiverMaps map books are printed with USGS 7. 5' topographic maps as the background at the original map scale of 2,000 feet per inch. Additional information is added for river runners, including river mileage, campsites, rapids, and other features of interest. These maps provide more information to river runners who want to see more of the river corridor. Theyre great for planning side hikes!