Theres probably a better way but this is what i did. I ordered a 'master' map that showed every quad (1;7500 scale) and name of quad in CO from USGS. From that master i was able to pick what quads i needed and ordered the basic paper maps.at the time it was 6or7 dollars per quad.I did this pre PC so i would think it would be fairly easy to get on the USGS web site and go from there.
I really like the delorme topo zone map program. I have been using it for years and is a good tool. yuu can create all kinds of maps. For the $100 i have the whole western united states. Than get the national geographic adventure paper so your maps don't run when rain hits them.
I also have the delorme topo usa and their hand held gps, they both work great. You can download aerials topos etc. onto both. Another option is mytopo.com, you can do a specific area that might run onto 4 or 5 usgs quads and put them onto one map,they can waterproof it and do different layering , they worked out for me in previous years also.
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...