So, does it bother anybody else when the trail map for someplace, even someplace you know like the back of your hand, has errors or (at the very least) misleading trail maps?
A few examples-
Monarch has a few doozies, one they have corrected on their current map.
Here is the 2008 map that shows both errors.
1. According to this trail map, the Pioneer lift ends under Curecanti. In reality, Pioneer is the easiest access to that trail. The line designating Curecant is in the wrong place, and the upper terminal of Pioneer is not located where it shows on the map. There is a fair bit of perspective error in play as well.
2. The map shows Short Circuit clearly starting from the Roundabout trail. In reality the trail is accessed from Romp. This has been corrected on Monarch's current map.
Wolf Creek- fixed a lot of their map issues this year, and boy, some trails seem to have moved a few thousand feet across the mountain, and even changed position with one another.
Check out Shazam, Tsunami, Abracadabra, Area 54, and Simpatico.
Surprise! Tsunami Jumps way over closer to the chair, the Numbered Chutes are added to the map, and Abracadabra? It is now on the OTHER side of Area 54. The shape of Simpatico is now totally different as well. I realize that "runs" are a distinction that doesn't really exist here because they are all treed areas, but you kind of expect the trailmap to have things a little bit closer to reality. The new map is much more accurate. I wonder if adding the Numbered Chutes to the trail map will bring more or less traffic- I remember I was completely blindsided in finding some of the hardest terrain at Wolf Creek stuck in an area labeled as single black with no hint as to what was in there...
Finally, Vail has done a great job over the years of making it look like you can ski out of Game Creek right to the gondala terminal. If you have to use RED BOLD FACE FONT to tell people your map is incorrect, wouldn't it be better to fix the map and to show Game Creek facing West? At least the previous maps did a better job of showing the ridgeline...
Yep, I'm anal about this stuff. Does it bother anybody else? Any other examples?