Did you know you can get USGS Topographic Maps for free? I didn’t either until I started screwing around on the web looking for maps. The place to go is the USGS Map Locator & Downloader. From that page you can find the map you want and download it to your computer or device for browsing or printing. The interface is quite simple and and it is easy to download. You can either print the maps out at home or take the file to a print shop and you can get the whole sheet printed on a plotter so you can laminate it. I even found a shop near me that will print large maps on waterproof material so I don’t have to screw around laminating them and making them bulkier than they need to be.