The California Hiking Map

A project in Chico, CA by Jason Mandly

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Let's create and print a wall map that shows all the hiking trails in California! Mark what you've done and dream about the rest.
Backers: 431
Average Pledge Per Backer: $27

Funded: $11,631 of $3,250
Dates: Dec 30th -> Jan 31st (32 days)
Project By: Jason Mandly
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Last full day! Got any questions?

January 30th - via:
Holy Cataract Climbing Cartographers Batman! The support for this map, which was amazing to begin with, has really escalated over the past couple days! Thank you to everyone! It's been a great project to work on over the years. I hope you like it!... (Read More)

An Interview with

January 28th - via:
I was interviewed by this week! I provided a little more backstory on the creation of this map. They have some other great interviews too on that site. Check them... (Read More)

The Trails

January 26th - via:
Check out all the trails (so far)! The River Sacramento this past Sat. Speaking of trails, I had a question about how they look. They're traditionally dashed or dotted on many hiking maps; however, since they have lead... (Read More)


January 22nd - via: There wasn't too much progress on the map this week. It was my daughter's birthday! I just had to spend my time looking for bugs and making blanket forts. I'll get working again this weekend and I hope to... (Read More)

Zoom Zoom Zoom!

January 16th - via:
This campaign is zooming along! Half way done! The map is also zooming along, with good progress on the labeling, layout, and quality control. Markin' things off the list(s)! The workstation / kitchen table...nevermind the crumbs. Speaking of... (Read More)

Concerning cities and peaks...

January 13th - via:
Ok amazing backers, I need some more input. Before I continue, I want to reiterate that this map is all about the trails, and allowing you to find and memorialize trails that you have traveled or want to travel. With that said, it's a map, and I... (Read More)

We did it!

January 10th - via:
Feeling *this* good! This map's a GO! The funding goal was reached! Thanks again to all the awesome backers. Future updates will have more info about the actual map, but this one is dedicated to you!  (Read More)

Words Words Words

January 8th - via:
So the first job of labeling is almost done - getting them on the map. Now I'm working to place them in a manner that is helpful for you to figure out which trail is which. In some crowded areas, I will use small lines to help connect label with... (Read More)

Urban Trails

January 6th - via:
BTW, urban areas have trails too! I've only been to Orange County a few times. Usually by way of the 91 (eek!). My wife is from Orange, so I have to behave myself. I have done a few very nice hikes, like Trabuco Canyon and Crystal Cove, but it's... (Read More)


January 3rd - via:
My wife asked me the other day how many trails were on the map. I shrugged and gave a guess of ....a lot? I lost track after spending 3/4 of a year assembling and digitizing trails, then 3/4 of a year labeling them. I dove into my QGIS database to... (Read More)

A *before* image

January 1st - via:
An close up of an early draft of the map ¬†As I mentioned in Update #1, I'm overhauling the labeling system to make it stand out a little better. Also, I'm working on an inconspicuous way of showing which label goes with each trail in congested... (Read More)

Sometimes you have to try again

December 31st - via:
As you may have noticed, the Kickstarter campaign for the California Hiking Map is rolling again! The first try was a great intro-to-crowdfunding lesson for me. I also received a lot of great feedback on the map from my backers. I'm turning that... (Read More)

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