WASHINGTON (May 7, 2004)—Just in time for summer adventures, National Geographic Maps has released a new series of Trails Illustrated maps that provides full coverage of Adirondack Park’s 6 million acres in northern New York. Produced in consultation with the Adirondack Mountain Club and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the five topographic maps help outdoor enthusiasts plan weekend getaways and day trips. Each map includes a comprehensive trail chart with trail mileage, map location, and accessibility for hiking, mountain biking, equestrian and winter sports.
The new maps are available at retail bookstores and specialty outdoor retailers, and can be ordered online at www.nationalgeographic.com/maps or by calling (800)962-1643. Suggested retail price for each map is $9.95.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps are printed on durable, tear-resistant, waterproof paper that can be easily folded to fit into a traveler’s backpack or back pocket. All maps are printed in colorful, shaded relief, to give outdoor enthusiasts a more accurate picture of the area’s elevation and difficulty level for hiking, mountain biking or climbing.
All trails that appear on the maps are keyed to the popular Adirondack Mountain Club guidebooks by region. Additional marked features include junction-to-junction trail mileages, state park boundaries, wilderness boundaries and wild forest labels. Easy-to-read symbols are strategically placed to quickly spot ranger stations, campgrounds, fishing and swimming locations, backcountry shelters, boat and canoe access, visitor centers, scenic viewing areas and other points of interest.
The new Trails Illustrated Adirondack Park series includes the following titles:
– Lake Placid/High Peaks
– Lake George/Great Sacandaga
– Northville/Raquette Lake
– Old Forge/Oswegatchie
– Saranac/Paul Smiths
Trails Illustrated maps provide guidelines for outdoor recreation, and safety and survival tips, including information on stream crossings, weather, bear safety, hypothermia and how to prepare for winter hazards. The National Geographic Maps division supports leave-no-trace outdoor skills and ethics and provides information to map users to help them protect precious backcountry sources.
National Geographic Maps employs 60 full-time cartographers who produce four map supplements and about 100 page maps a year for National Geographic magazine, the official journal of the Society. National Geographic Maps also produces maps for the Society’s other magazines, National Geographic Books (including the Society’s signature “Atlas of the World”), National Geographic Television & Film, Nationalgeographic.com (both the Web site www.nationalgeographic.com and CD-ROM products), and the Society’s educational products. In addition, National Geographic Maps produces Trails Illustrated maps, TOPO! digital maps, globes, wall maps, reference maps, state maps, city and recreational destination maps, and atlases. Maps are available to National Geographic members and the public.
Note: Product samples and artwork are available upon request. Please contact Cindy Beidel at (202) 862-5286 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.