Alright, I am in the midst of a personal crisis now that USGS maps have been discontinued at REI, World of Maps, and even the State Trust Land Department has stopped ordering new maps (they still have an ample supply available). I understand there is some great topo software out there, but I am not ready to replace my map and compass with an electronic device. I always thought I was being a smart hiker by carrying a paper topo map with me, but there must not be many of us out there because the demand has clearly plummeted for these maps. Of course I could print, but do I really want to limit myself to an 8.5 X 11" sheet of paper?
Does anyone know if the USGS maps on paper are still available anywhere in the Phoenix valley? Does National Geographic Topo! still have printing kiosks out there anywhere?
Most importantly, is anyone out there still carrying paper maps?