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A new outdoor recreation map of the Bob Marshall Wilderness with up-to-date, gps-verified trails and shaded relief

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!

Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page and check us out at: cairncarto.com or facebook.com/cairncarto

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    A hand written thank you postcard with one of the hundreds of pictures we took on our hikes last summer. In addition we'll add you to our mailing list so you can receive information about updates and future maps.

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    Pledge $25 and you're essentially pre-ordering a map. We'll send a hot-off-the press copy of the first map right to your door. We'll include one of our hand-written photo-postcards and add you to our mailing list as well.

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    (locals or those willing to travel to Missoula only) For a pledge of $50 you'll receive a signed copy of the map and an invitation to our map release party- a chance to drink local beer, eat tasty appetizers and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts in the area. We'll even outline a favorite trip on your brand new map.

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    (non-locals) For those of you who aren't lucky enough to live in western Montana, if you pledge $50 we'll send you a signed copy of the map (in case you ever want to visit) and a locally-designed, hand-screen-printed t-shirt with a unique cairn design in the size of your choice. If you're local and prefer this to a party invitation feel free to select this option instead

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    Pledge $100 and you'll get all of the above (including both a t-shirt and an invite!) plus a framed, signed 8x10 print of one of our pictures from the summer and we'll outline a cool trip that includes the location of the photo.

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    Pledge $500 or more you'll get our eternal gratification and admiration. Seriously, thats a lot of money and we could never thank you enough. But we'll send you the first four rewards above (that's a postcard, a map, an invite, AND and t-shirt) plus a framed, signed copy of the map. It's double sided so you get the choose which side you want to display on your wall and stare at while you daydream about trips you want to take.

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