Here at Trek Southwest, we love free stuff.
Camping and hiking gear is expensive, so whenever we find something that doesn’t drain the bank account, we take full advantage.
National Geographic is now allowing you to download and print free USGS Topographic Quads covering virtually every inch of the United States, right off of their website.
One of the biggest benefits to it is that it’s set up so you can download onto your home computer and print out your quad on standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. Another bonus is that hillshading has been added to the USGS Topo data to help you better visualize the terrain.