I was recently choosing an image for another blog and I wanted to use a topo map of the US like this one —
— but on my search I found a neat blog, Big Thinks, that compiles interesting data maps under the tag Strange Maps. My search led in a few directions from there.
I’m fascinated by this NYT map showing our country physically divided in two – Clinton’s America on the left as an archipelago, and Trump’s eroded land mass with lakes, on the right. This is according to 2016 election results.
I’m including some data from the article, and head over to the NYT if you want to see the beautiful full color illustrated versions of the maps.
Our 6-day rafting trip couldn’t have been better. We just landed today are are still cleaning ourselves up, sorting through pictures, reliving memories, and deciding what was best (everything!).
But I thought I’d pop on here to let you know that we’ve updated our map tracker to show our awesome, winding route along the river (in blue) — and including a ride on the Kodiak airplane (in red) to get to our launch site. The final path (in orange) is the ride into town from put-out. Note that this river flows north.
We also updated our Cricket Campsites page and are fully caught up (except for the nice hotel room from which I am writing this). Thanks, Chris, for being so diligent about these pictures, even on the river!
More coming very soon,
We have been in the Idaho Falls area since Monday, and are now on our way to the meet-spot for our rafting trip. Clearly, we have a lot to catch up with you on, blog readers!
In the meantime, I wanted to share the new map tracker we’ve created of our route. While not 100% precise, it follows our driving path pretty closely.
Here’s a screenshot of our current progress. If you visit the actual map, you can zoom in for more detail.
For updates as we go, visit the page Crickets Crisscross that you’ll find in the menu bar on the right side of the site.
Chris is working on posting more pics as I write this!