We offer our maps in 2 formats: Paper (waterproof & tear-resistant) an
All Pocket Pals Trail Maps are available in a PAPER format that is both waterproof and tear-resistant. In addition, most (but not all) of our maps are also available in a geo-referenced PDF format. These digital files are developed to be downloaded directly onto your mobile devices and tablets so that you can take them out on the trails with you.
Our paper maps are made of a special paper that is both waterproof and tear-resistant. They are virtually indestructible and will last for years to come. They will even survive a drenching in a washing machine (just in case you left a map in your pocket). Now that’s durable!
And as per our name (POCKET PALS), all of our maps will easily fit into your pocket.
Our digital PDF maps can easily be downloaded onto a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) so that they can be taken out on the trails with you. Always download your digital maps to your mobile device or store them somewhere that is accessible from your mobile device (e.g. iCloud Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, etc.) before traveling to your destination because the cellular or WIFI signals may be weak or unavailable at the trailhead or along the trail.
In addition to being able to view your digital map on ANY mobile device, if you have an iOS device (Apple product) you can install a free app (TOPO NOMAD or NP Maps) from the iTunes store. The neat thing about this app is that once you load our pdf map onto this app it will allow you see where you are located on the map at all times (it will display your current location with a blinking blue icon). Super Cool!
Please keep in mind that these type of map navigation apps do use a lot of battery power and can, therefore, drain your mobile device's battery rather quickly. To avoid this high level of battery drain you may want to consider changing your mobile device settings to Airplane Mode. In addition, to keep your mobile devices charged while out on the trails you may also want to consider having a Mobile Power Supply / Solar Charging device with you.
All future digital map updates are FREE! You will automatically be sent an e-mail when an updated map is available.
- All Pocket Pals Trail Maps are copyrighted, please do not share copies of our digital map files or reprint any of our map products. Thanks for understanding.
- Pocket Pals’ geo-referenced PDF maps are for use on mobile devices and tablets only, they are not printable.