Meet Muir Way Maps [And an Exclusive GIVEAWAY!]
The following is a sponsored post courtesy of Muir-Way.com, a producer of beautiful maps of mountain ranges across the country.
Muir Way are maps like you’ve never seen. Creator Jared Prince started muir-way.com in 2013, releasing colorful designs of 20 National Park posters based on the maps given out at each park’s Ranger Stations. Those 20 original designs have grown to a catalog of 65 National Park posters from USA and Canada, all available in their 20 color palettes. Maps are printed at their shop in California, and they strive to use materials made in the USA, including the paper, canvas, and wood used to make the prints.
The company grew from there. In 2014, they added the Historical Series, which includes reproduction prints of USGS and other vintage maps from the early to mid 1900’s. In 2015 they introduced the TOPO Series: mountain resorts which used contour lines to depict landscape. Last year saw the addition of Hydrological Maps. These appealed to the river rats, depicting every river, stream, and lake in the US and Canada.
This brings us to the Range Series. These incredibly detailed and complete topographic maps show entire mountain ranges… among the most detailed maps out there. Each one was created using hundreds of smaller quadrant maps from the USGS and then stitched together digitally.
These beautiful maps had so much data that they had to drastically simplify them just so they could be printed and still look aesthetically pleasing… something you would want to hang on your wall. The original USGS maps had contour lines with 20 to 40 foot intervals which, when placed together and sized to fit onto a single print, would completely fill in the outline of the mountain ranges because there were so many contour lines.
The maps are meant as art pieces to represent the places we love. The aim is to keep them simple and beautiful by only including contour lines, rivers and lakes, the most iconic trails, and state/country borders for perspective. Each map is printed on 24×30 inch archival textured art paper, or as a 24×30 inch canvas gallery wrap.
In keeping aligned with the progressive values of the outdoor industry, a portion of sales from Muir-way is donated to the Sierra Club Foundation to help protect our land, air, and water. The maps have been featured in national magazines and websites around the world such as Outside Magazine and Gear Patrol, as well as on the walls of REI’s around the country.
We’ve teamed up with Muir Way to give away 8 maps (more than $1,000 worth of product!).
Here’s how you can win:
- Comment below letting us know which map you’d prefer (Appalachian or Sierra), and why.
- In your comment also let Muir-Way.com know what mountain range you’d like to see them offer next.
EIGHT winners will be selected on 3/29/2017 and notified by 5pm EST on 3/30/2017 via email (the email included in your comment). Prizes will only be shipped within the continental USA.
All maps are from the new Range Series, and measure 24″ x 30″. Canvas gallery wraps are valued at $249, art paper prints are valued at $89.
GIVEAWAY ITEMS: Appalachian Mountains
Three (3) on archival art paper, one (1) on canvas gallery wrap
GIVEAWAY ITEMS: Sierra Nevada Mountains
Three (3) on archival art paper, on one (1) canvas gallery wrap
Rules: No purchase necessary. Prizes will only be shipped to the continental USA. Contest entry date is valid starting 3/15/2017, 2017 at 8am EST and will close at 3/29/2017, 2017 10pm EST. Winner will be notified via email on 3/30/2017, 2017 4pm EST. By commenting on this post, you give permission to share your email address with muir-way.com.
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