Using Maps Cheyenne WY

Maps help us find our way out of a jam, however many people feel just as lost with a map in their hands. Let us show you how to properly read a map.

Famous Footwear
(307) 778-0497
1400 Dell Range Blvd Spc 51
Cheyenne, WY
 
Hardkore Inc
(307) 632-3684
5313 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Foot of the Rockies
(307) 778-7866
1740 Dell Range Blvd Ste D
Cheyenne, WY
 
Hedrick Herman
(307) 635-5491
3415 Ridge Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Check Mate Hockey & Lacrosse
(307) 637-7825
203 W 17th St
Cheyenne, WY
 
Elbe Arms
(307) 634-5731
610 E 27th St
Cheyenne, WY
 
One Stop Savings Mart
(307) 638-4026
617 W Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY
 
Sports Authority
(307) 632-0712
Frontier Mall, 1400 Del Range Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm Mall store hours may vary.

Sportsfan
(307) 778-3840
Frontier Mall
Cheyenne, WY
 
Bicycle Station Inc
(307) 634-4268
2634 Dell Range Blvd Unit Main
Cheyenne, WY
 

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Think outside the grid

Maps can be intimidating if you haven't taken orienteering since grade school. Even if you bring a compass or a GPS when trekking though unmarked wilderness or trailblazing through the backcountry, your powers of observation can make the difference between negotiating your way back to camp and being the object of a search-and-rescue mission. With map and compass in hand, don't forget to:

  • Observe the landscape. Keep track of natural formations like ridge lines, shorelines and rivers. Don't just rely on the obvious. If you see a cave, an odd rock formation or an unusually shaped tree, make note of it on your map. These markers can help you if you get lost .
  • Stay alert. Never assume that just because you're following a trail doesn't mean you can't take a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Continue to cross-reference the features you encounter and match them to your map. The sooner you realize you've strayed off-course, the faster you can get back on track.
  • Keep track of time. Sometimes it's hard to gauge how far you've traveled. One of the easiest methods for estimating the distance you've covered is to keep notes on the amount of time it takes to reach predetermined landmarks. Alternatively, if your map has a grid system, record how much time it takes you to complete each section. Assuming you travel at a steady pace, you can use your approximate distance, landscape features and the map to ensure you're on course. Keeping track of time will also be helpful in case you have to backtrack - you'll know how long it takes to trek a particular section, despite the variations in the landscape.

Trailblazing Tools

In backcountry areas and wilderness zones, a standard-issue park map won't provide enough details. While topographical and specialty maps will give you general park information, make sure you have all the maps required to cover the area you plan to hike. Oh yes, and don't forget your compass .

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