Back in 1999 Total Escape started selling hard-to-find topographic maps on the web, specific for California destinations. Building an ecommerce store for topo maps, when buying anything online in those days was a novelty.
Hiking maps, fishing maps, camping maps, back road maps. Featuring them all over the site, most pages have links to regional maps.
Fast forward 18 years and rarely do you even need a printed (hard copy) map anymore. Everyone is walking around with a mini-computer in their hand. But that digital map technology will not always work in the backcountry, where cell phones signals & high speed internet are sparse.
Today, Amazon has a decent selection of outdoor maps and we have linked to all of them. DanaMite is done with the daily post office runs and is now closing the map shop – clearing out old stock and even selling some vintage travel books.
Buying gear on Total Escape helps keep this independent travel site alive. Since we never secured corporate backing in the early years, we do appreciate your clicks today.