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This depends on a great number of personal preferences. Here are some examples to consider: Adventure Company Guide - If you want to lead others in a purely recreational sense, you can be a guide for one of the many adventure companies. Some examples of these companies are here: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/outfitterhome Outward Bound ...


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Europe Austria: The Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV, "Federal bureau for metrology and surveying") publishes the ÖK50 series in scale 1:50000, covering the whole country. Each map has a four-digit code, and for each (blue) ÖK50 map, there are two (green) ÖK25 maps in 1:25000 for the east and west half carrying the same number (XXXX-Ost and ...


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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has topographical maps arranged in the typical 7.5 minute quadrangle format, available for free viewing & download online for all of the US. Links: USGS Topo Maps USGS Map Locator and Downloader


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In the UK your best bet is to use the Ordanance Survey website where you can purchase maps: Ordnance Survey. I've used the getamap feature which is great at creating your own maps! Which is useful if your hike goes over several map boundaries - often the case in the Lake District!! You can also use Bing maps which has OS map data down to 25000:1 for the UK!...


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Google maps is free as in beer but doesn't usually show hiking trails. Open Street Maps is a free and open source site that works sort of like Wikipedia, and it often has good coverage of hiking trails, but the coverage may be somewhat hit-or-miss. For example, I've put in some trails for specific areas in California that are near my house or that I've ...


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I use My Topo to order waterproof topo maps to take camping with me. They also have a good interactive online tool which you can use to find a specific area.


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Our family are members of the NRA. If you're interested at all in where to hunt in the US, I would recommend both NRA online articles and their search tool here: National Rifle Association The list includes locations and regulations for public hunting lands in just about every state.


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The best way I have found, assuming you are in the USA, is to go to that state's DNR website. They will have a map with all public land and what can be harvested from that land. This I found to be the most helpful starting point for finding public land. From there the most helpful person you can find would be a local DNR agent. They spend their time on ...


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This web page should do the job, and also has a draggable map and list of cities if you want to select one of those rather than entering in manual co-ordinates. http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/


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Having just returned from our trip, I will try to provide a description of how we planned it and how things worked out. When we arrived in Vienna we purchased a topographic map of the Gesause region at a book store. With this in hand, we decided to take a train from Vienna to Gaishorn am See, to the south of the park. The train takes three hours and isn't ...


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If you're old-school, here is a device I just learned about today (and it should fit into your pack): The Sunsetwheel. It's a sliderule type device, and may take a few minutes to learn how to use it, but it can give you data without having a smart phone on you at all times.


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One such resource would the website of the Alpenverein. On their website, you can find an interactive hut-finding service. If you click on any of the huts, you will get detailed information about opening dates, services available, possibly a link to a website, etc. Most of this information is in German. If you can't read German, you might try Google ...


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Most of the National Forests are open to hunting -- but check first -- whereas most of the National Parks are not.


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I live about 35 miles northwest of Boston, so I can answer this. The first thing you should do is join the Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountian Club (AMC). Once you are a member, you will have access to the extensive list of hikes they run. There will be a bunch in the White Mountains of NH, but also many shorter but closer local hikes in areas you'...


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You could use Map My Hike and use Boston and expand to area and specify how far you want to walk. I have used this site to find local running and trail routes before and have found it useful. Another site is Every Trail which you can access here. As @Pulsehead has suggested using local trail clubs and outdoors centres are always a good source of ...


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TopOSM The map features both contour lines and relief shading derived from data sources such as the USGS National Elevation Dataset, MassGIS and SRTM. Hydrographic features, such as lakes, rivers and wetlands, come from the USGS National Hydrographic Dataset and MassGIS. Roads, place names and all other map features are from the OpenStreetMap project. Map:...


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A good outdoor job that allows for much hiking and outdoor activity is that of an archaeologist, especially one who works in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) (often includes private companies that survey for oil pipeline projects or power lines, etc), or for one of the federal land/wildlife management agencies, such as the National Park Service (NPS), the ...


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I can recommend the Verwall-Trek. It is a trek from St. Christoph (Arlberg, near St. Anton) via the Kaltenberghütte, Konstanzer Hütte, Neue Heilbronner Hütte, Friedrichshafener Hütte, Darmstädter Hütte, Niederelbehütte und Edmund-Graf-Hütte to Pettneu. Of course you can adjust the route as you wish. I recommend to fly to Friedrichshafen or Innsbruck and then ...


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Below are some resources for US vector data. The links do provide gdb format downloads that will drop into a garmin for example. The format that you are looking for is a shapefile though. Those are the most standardized format for vector data sets but are very clumsy to work with. http://fsgeodata.fs.fed.us/vector/index.php http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/...


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I would check with Svenska Turistföreningen (STF). Their contact details are bottom left on the linked page. They have answered in English when I tried and have details about when bridges marked on maps are taken down for the winter and laid out again for the Summer season in the Kebnekaise area, for example. I would then also ask at the local tourist/fell ...


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From personal experience, I would say that maps made by an organization that focuses on the area in question are the most accurate. For instance, here in the Easter USA, I wouldn't head out on the Appalachian Trail without a map from the ATC or into the Adirondak Mountains without a map from the ADK. Maps by an organization like this are typically updated ...


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The Hochschwab is a mountain range in Styria. You can find trail information with photos about this region in German or English using Google Translate. You may want to spend a few nights at the same hut to simplify the logistics. You could plan several day hikes from the same hut. There is a beautiful lake that people scuba dive in which is car accessible. ...


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Basically the answer to your question is no, unless you're in very specific areas doing very specific activities. US wilderness areas are much bigger, much less accessible, and much less populated and developed than the Alps. You can get information, but it typically won't be very informative about specific places at specific times. Here in California, the ...


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Fjellstyrene.no might lead you to the right fjellstyre and their website with more information about huts here is also a good start for finding open huts.. https://utelivet.wordpress.com/bubasen/ [Edit] Still not being a full overview, there is another site from Statskog, the state owned land and forest enterprise, that has published a PDF OVERVIEW with ...


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I believe the way that it works, is the the time at which it peaks/goes darkest is marked as the day that it happens. In this case, on Feb 26th, according to this page, the New Moon will peak at 14:58 UTC. In other words, you're better off using a resource that doesn't just say the day but the actual time. Then depending on where you are in the world will ...


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I found a site that has a number of old climbing photographs from around that time and I think is your best option (that I could find). Historical Rock Climbing Images 1890s - 1930s There is also the Yorkshire Ramblers Journal which goes back all the way to 1899 and some of the articles have pictures. From that one call pull the names of the photographers ...


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I have used the free caltopo.com for my recent trips. They use 7.5 minute quadrangles and stitch them together seemlessly. It is possible to create custom maps by creating tracks or import tracks created with Google Earth. They also have a topographical image overlay for Google Earth, which I have used extensively.


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