I must confess: I am a map junkie. I can stare at a map for hours on end. I do it to find possible hikes or runs, bikes or drives. I do it to jog my memory of Place. I do it to virtually travel to new landscapes I’ve never visited and maybe never will. I do it knowing full well that a map can never live up to the place it depicts, that the cartographer imposes a linear, two-dimensionality onto a curvy, three-dimensional world.
Nice article, thank you. Keep up the good work. BTW, wasn't it Ed Abbey who mentioned that Utah's Henry Mountains were the last US range (in the Lower 48) to be explored?
I am also a Map Junkie ... Love the article!
I also love maps! Keep “Messing with Maps.” I especially appreciate your hyper-local articles.