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When you're planning a trip on the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument, this RiverMaps™ guidebook is a must have. Describes rapids and camps, plus USGS maps. Covers both the 43 miles of the Gates of Lodore to Split Mountain section of the Green River and the 46 miles on the Yampa River's Deerlodge Park put-in to its confluence with the Green. Boaters on the Yampa float their final 25 miles on the Green River to the Split Mountain takeout. RiverMaps guidebooks are made by river runners for river runners. These large format books are printed on tough synthetic waterproof paper and spiral bound so they lay flat and can take the waves, splash and wear of a river trip. Opened up, the left side page has mile-by-mile descriptions of major rapids, campsites and features of interest. There are also great color photos that illustrate the text. The right side page features color USGS topographic maps at the scale of 2,000 feet to the inch (1:24,000). There's no better way to keep track of where you are on the river. But wait, there's more. In the front of the book is lots of information about the rivers, the landscape and the flora and fauna. These front eight pages are chock full of Park Service contact info and regulations, weather, geology, archaeology, history, ecology and resource protection wisdom. No matter what other resources you have, this guidebook is really an essential tool for enjoying these magnificent river trips.
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!