View Full Version : Reading That Topo Map

09-10-2008, 09:31 AM
Having a topo map and understanding or being able to interpret what all those lines mean can often mean the difference between tracking out an easy trail or finding yourself at the base of a vertical wall looking up.

Here's a nice site that gives you a quick and dirty lesson on what the lines and colors mean.

http://earthsci.org/education/fieldsk/topmap.htm (http://earthsci.org/education/fieldsk/topmap.htm#terms)

Here's a site that provides a detail of map terms:


One term not listed on that site is a Cirque so here is a link for that:


09-10-2008, 09:39 AM
Nice link, thanks Rick.

Tony uk
09-10-2008, 01:51 PM
One of the most important subjects there is in survival, Good links Thanks Rick :)

09-10-2008, 03:10 PM
Good stuff. Thanks Rick.

Gray Wolf
09-10-2008, 03:23 PM
Good info.

09-12-2008, 07:25 AM
see thats why its great haveing a bored old man on the site, i know you are the minister of scince but i also recommend we put you in charge of research and development, let me talk to the supreme being about this mattter,
thanks for the site old timer great info.

09-12-2008, 10:08 AM
I don't mind helpin' you whipper snappers one little bit. Just stop pushin' over my outhouse!!

09-12-2008, 04:24 PM
.....or at least put a door on it.