Test your Topographic Know-how
Last Spring's Map Mania puzzle drew many accurate and correct responses, with the prize going to the first one in with all points identified correctly. Map savvy coupled with quick action paid off for Andrew Ricciardi, who can now boast a copy of the Wilderness Act Handbook of 1998 as part of his library. Good mapwork, Andrew.
Here are the answers to last quarter's Map Mania puzzle:
OK, 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 snippet 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. The DEM in this case represents an entire 7.5' quad. Here are a couple of hints -- the location of the snippet is visible on the DEM, and think along the lines of ranches and rocks. Good luck!
Here's what we ask of you: