Agree 100%Nothing wrong with good paper maps except it's become harder to find them.
The USGS has done a great job making their maps available. The USFS and BLM are still available from local offices, and those are good as they usually depict roads that actually have legal right-of-ways. I also have gazetteers, but don’t trust them for unimproved roads. I usually check out Google Earth to verify that the smaller roads actually exist.Agree 100%
I found a good stash of maps at a local office supply store here, they have had most of what I've needed for the last couple trips in the backcountry.
Had to go to USGS webstore for some others.
I don't know much about roll bars, but I'm a paper map nut. In oregon if you go to each Forest Service area and get the fire map you will get all the roads, small included. Even roads that are very small and have berms that supposedly close them (often the berms have been gone around). The only thing I have found is that you will have to go to each fire area as the Forest Service offices will not carry anything else but their area. I love driving back roads in Eastern Oregon. I also use the fire maps for hunting.I did a thing today. I installed the rollbar that came with the truck when I purchased it a few years back. It’s ugly as get-up, but it is fairly stout and the bolt holes are already in the truck-question for everyone-would y’all keep it if you were doing a long road trip?View attachment 2601465
I’ll keep that in mind, one option I am considering is to go through eastern Oregon/Owyhee/Silver City area-looking over maps looks like there is some interesting country out there that I haven’t seenThanks for sharing your plans. I'm in Oregon as well but clear over on the eastern side of the state. Keep us posted. I'd love to join you for a day or two of your trip if you want tag alongs. My cruiser could use a tune up and an oil change but for the most part is ready to go.