= THE DOUBLE-CONE QUARTERLY
A WINDOW TO THE WILD
Summer Solstice 1998 || Volume I, Number 1
TEST YOUR TOPOGRAPHIC KNOW-HOW
Here's the game: both graphics below correspond to actual places somewhere
within the Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest.
The first one is a small piece of one of the various USGS 7.5 ' topographic
quads which cover the area. The second, larger, graphic is what is called
a digital elevation map (DEM) which is essentially derived from the information
on the 7.5' quads, only rendered in 3-D, and corresponds to nearly the entire quad
from which it was rendered.
Here's what we ask of you:
When you've got all this figured out, send your findings by email to
Gordon Johnson , with the
first one to correctly identify all the locations being the big winner.
So what's in it for the big winner, you ask? Well, Gordon has generously
offered up an item from his own personal library: a brand new copy of the
super-informative Wilderness Act Handbook of 1998.
This classic handbook is invaluable for the wilderness advocate. It
contains a section-by-section explanation of the Wilderness Act,
including the law in its entirety, with an analysis of subsequent
legislation that has influenced the designation or management of
wilderness. Important wilderness management issues are included. The
Handbook also contains short milestone references to significant
wilderness events through 1998 and a brief description of The
Wilderness Society mission and regional structure. As you can see
the stakes in this game are high, so pull out all those dog-eared topos of
yours and get to work!
For the small topo snippet, identify the location of the segment by section,
township and range numbers.
For the larger DEM, identify first the name of the 7.5' quad that it represents,
and then name each of the geographic features designated by the numbers
1 through 6.
OK, got it all figured out? Email your answers to Gordon at
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