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In a modern world dominated by GPS and digital screens, there’s still nothing like an old-school map.

“I referred to it constantly,” Jurek said. “They are made of waterproof materials, and they’re for sections of 50 – 100 miles of trail. On one side you have a map that gives you road crossings and big-picture items, on the other side you’ve got elevation profiles with water access, shelters and other key elements.”

Jurek said the maps were easy to read and refer to while moving fast down the trail.

“It was a quick reference and gave me that boost of motivation sometimes,” he said. “It helps breaking the day into small segments.”

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Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.