My brain works better with maps. Seeing where things are, spatially, helps me think. Mountains are important to me, so good topographic maps have always held my attention. But I’ve always wanted to have pins where the peaks are and to be able to look around the whole country, and I’ve never found a great way to do this other than trying to read small-type contour labels and sorting through a variety of maps and units.
Today I built a map that goes much farther in fulfilling my desire for spatial orientation to summits. I collected a list of US summits over 3,000 meters high from the USGS and plotted them using Maptive. Because Maptive limits the number of items mapped (on free accounts), I made two maps: one for summits higher than 3,500 meters; and another for those between 3,000 and 3,499 meters.
If you like mountains and maps, I hope you will enjoy these. And maybe find inspiration for your next expedition!