Sunday, June 8, 2008

Alta Badia Hiking Maps

Panorama Map of Sassolungo Group
During our stay in the Alta Badia we used three different types of maps. There are many to choose from, but we found these three most useful.

- Tappeiner. These are panorama maps that show a valley or mountain group from several different compass points with trails overlaid on the actual aerial photo. See the photo for an example section of the Langkofel-Sassolungo map.
Tappeiner Map Example

- Tabacco Editrice. These are 1:25:000 or 1:50:0000 maps that are indispensible for the area. They are standard maps with lots of information. Here’s an example of what they look like. They come in different numbers representing different areas. For example we used 03, 05, and 07 for this trip. See the photo for an example of the different type of maps available.
Tabacco Editrice Map Example

- Ghedina Photo. These maps are specific to a particular feature. For example, we used map 06 – Gruppo Sella. See the photo for an example of the different maps available.
Ghedina Map Summary

You can buy these almost all of these maps in many spots. We picked up ours in Sport Kostner in the center of Corvara. You might ask if these maps are really necessary for hiking. Not really if you are experienced in following trails and familiar with the area. However, if you are new to the area or just want to be able to identify features on the landscape, get a map or two.

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