Hike Planning with USGS Topo Maps

Seven Mountains on the left, Nittany Mountain on the right
Seven Mountains on the left,
Nittany Mountain on the right
I’ve heard that the USGS has free topographic maps, but I hadn’t checked them out until today’s binge. I snagged a few around the State College area, notably, the Tussey Mountain region near Little Flat and Bear Meadows (since I’ve done a bunch of recent hikes there) and also the portion of Nittany Mountain behind Rockview Penitentiary and Pleasant Gap, as I’d like to checkout the lookout tower and Little Fishing Creek this season.

I hung a bulletin board and posted some of the sections of map I printed. It seems like a great way to ponder over hikes, and will be good for showing my friends where I’ve been.