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Smart Phone/GPS Maps for Baldpate, Sourlands, etc

Hidden Trenton (which has extensive coverage of hiking) just published 3 geo-registered pdf maps of central NJ hiking areas (Baldpate, Sourlands, and Witherspoon Woods/Mt Lakes).  They're free for download here:

http://hiddentrenton.com/smartphone-trail-maps/

The webpage also provides detailed a description of how you load them into your smartphone using a free app called Avenza PDF Maps.  Essentially, it uses the georegistered PDF as a basemap, and provides full GPS-like capabilities on your phone (drop waypoints, record tracks, measure distances, etc).  Significantly, it works even if your cell phone loses its signal.  Plus, once you've downloaded the PDF map (which you can do on wifi), there's no data usage.

Enjoy!

More maps are coming.  I'll continue to post announcements as they emerge.

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Comment by njHiking.com on January 22, 2015 at 4:24pm

We tested out the Clayton Park PDF map, it was very handy... especially with how Monmouth County marks intersections as opposed to color blazes on the trails. We use the Avenza app often and these maps are a nice addition. I included it as a resource on our Clayton page.

--Dawn

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