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Old 11-14-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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How to draw lines on an internet topo map??

I see it a lot, but I'm not sure where or how to do it...

Say for instance, I want to share a bushwhack route with a friend and I want to send them a topo map with the route drawn on it, and possibly add an arrow or other similar symbol on the map...

What is the best way to do this?
A free program would be preferred.

I've tried using Google Earth, Google Maps and Scribblemaps, but it's not quite exactly what I am looking for.

I'm mostly looking for a USGS style of topographic map where I can draw an overlaying line from point A to point B, then save it and send it.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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MS Paint.

Save a screenshot (or use the snipping tool if you have windows 7) and edit it in Paint.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks Buddy!
It took me a few minutes to figure that out, but I think I got it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:08 PM   #4
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Here's a test...

There are great views from this short & easy bushwhack that I did years ago:

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:37 AM   #5
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Easy? That last part looks pretty steep!
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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Yeah it's pretty steep, and there's really only one route up that steep slope that is doable on snowshoes...which is how I did it...but it's short. You could always just circle around to the east if you'd rather not tackle the steepness.

I was mainly just looking for something to use as an example, and I figured that I might as well share a fun (semi) easy bushwhack route to try it out.

Here's another fun one with 2 levels:
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:04 PM   #7
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Those are great, Justin! Thanks for sharing them. It inspires me to look for possibilities beyond the trails.
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