Monday, January 7, 2013

New AAA map details 'Big Bend Region'

For folks who live in or are thinking of visiting the Lone Star State, our friends in the cartography division at AAA affiliate Automobile Club of Southern California have just added to their catalog of folded paper maps the first edition of "Big Bend Region."

With the precision that we long ago came to trust in ACSC maps, it depicts the full range of the region's public roads: paved, graded dirt, and what it calls "poor roads in Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

As always, it includes mileages between junctions, to the tenth of a mile, as well as useful information about the region.

The map will be available at ACSC/AAA travel stores throughout Texas. ACSC also includes Southern California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, southern Illinois and Indiana, northern New England, and the Tidewater region of Virginia. So if you live in one of those areas and are thinking of exploring this part of Texas, inquire locally for the map (free to members; USD$4.95 to non-members at AAA offices that sell AAA publications to non-members), although they may or may not have it in stock.

Check availability with the AAA office in El Paso, 5867 Mesa Drive, Suite A; (915) 778-9521.

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