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Among the amalgam of guidebooks and maps for the Pacific Crest Trail, which guidebooks and/or maps are be the best contenders to bring on the trail?

Guthook 2010 review recommends Halfmile maps combined with PocketPCT. However, postholer maps are not considered in his review.

Guthook provides an excellent answer to this question. Three years later, does his answer still hold true?

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ppl -- As you can see with Guthook, the problem with this sort of question is the short shelf life. A correct answer today will likely be incorrect by next year. –  Russell Steen Apr 15 '13 at 14:42
    
I see your point although I believe it is a valuable question. I added a question to meta for further discussions. –  ppl Apr 16 '13 at 11:46
    
You could perhaps change your question to focus on what resources are available and then future readers can decide for themselves what's best. Still a bit of a time-sensitivity, but not nearly like that of your question's current form. –  manoftheson Apr 22 at 7:58
    
@manoftheson I could but have no particular interest to do so; the discussion probably fits better on meta. –  ppl Apr 23 at 2:52
    
@ppl - I see. And I also now see that this was "asked Apr 14 '13" not "asked Apr 13 '14" as my brain first interpreted. But I will post any further discussion in the meta post you created. –  manoftheson Apr 23 at 5:16

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I have used the listed below website for as long as they have been around. They provide very detailed and regularly updated maps from the national survey association. I recommend getting a lamination machine and printing off these maps that are along the trail just before leaving for your trip. The weight is no more than carrying the Guthook book.

http://market.weogeo.com/?lat=41.5507&lon=-84.8867&zoom=8&layers=BT&page=1

Here is a quick video about the site.

http://www.weogeo.com/support/WeoGeo_Basics.html

I have also never had any issues from them for viruses or malware.

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