Have you ever wanted to hike to see Montana's version of the Chinese Wall? Have you ever wondered what the view is like from the top of the Swan Mountains? Have you ever been intimidated by all the lines on topographic maps?
We want to help you, we're a new company in Missoula, Montana and we make user friendly outdoor recreation maps.
Our maps have: -GPS-verified trails -marked trail mileages -shaded relief -1:80,000 scale and 100 foot contours -river mileages on runnable rivers
Our first map is the South Half of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. We spent last summer hiking with GPS units and we've spent the past several months compiling and organizing data into a user friendly map.
We want to print that map in time for the summer recreation season on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. There's a printing company not too far from us in Great Falls Montana that prints great, high quality maps and we hope to raise money to help cover printing costs on their press. It will cost about $5k for our first run of 2500 maps. We heard about Kickstarter and thought it sounded like a fun alternative to a bank loan and a neat way for our community to be involved.
Any money raised beyond our goal will go towards producing our next map- the North Half of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. If all goes as planned we'll be hitting the trails again as soon as the snow is melted!
- (34 days)