Commission a Personal Map

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Always remember your most meaningful outdoor memories with a personalized map of a hike, adventure, or special area.

You can customize the text, change or add routes, or map a brand-new area. Commissioned maps are perfect gifts for family, friends, or hiking partners who love spending time outside.

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Always find your way back to your most meaningful outdoor memories with a personalized map of a hike, adventure, or special area.

You can customize the text, change or add routes, or map a brand-new area. Commissioned maps are perfect gifts for family, friends, or hiking partners who love spending time outside.

Places you love

Commission an original map of your most meaningful places and adventures. You can request custom icons to mark your own personal landmarks.

Trails less traveled

No matter how obscure your journey, I can map it—whether you linked several hikes together, followed an abandoned trail, or bushwacked a route of your own.

Trips you never want to forget

Customize your map with notes like dates, party members, weather conditions, miles travelled each day, and other memories.

How it works

Step 1: Share your vision

Fill out the questionnaire below. I’ll review your request, ask any follow-up questions, and send a quote for the design fee.

Step 2: Approve drafts

I’ll send full-size digital drafts for you to review during the design process, so you’ll know exactly how your final map will look.

Step 3: Get your map

You can buy copies of your finished map for your home, office, or getaway cabin. I’ll keep your map on file, so you can always order more.

Commission Fee

A personalized map costs a one-time design fee + normal printing costs.

Custom Text

Add new text to an existing map

$20 + printing costs

  • Modify the heading (title, region, and state)
  • Change mileage and elevation
  • Customize the description
  • Plot a new route 
  • Add or replace icons (trailhead, campsites, etc)
  • Adjust the map’s position (zoom and crop)
  • Map a brand-new area

Custom Route

Add a new trail to an existing map

$60–$150* + printing costs

  • Modify the heading (title, region, and state)
  • Change mileage and elevation
  • Customize the description
  • Plot a new route
  • Add or replace icons (trailhead, campsites, etc)
  • Adjust the map’s position (zoom and crop)
  • Map a brand-new area

Custom Place

Create a new map of any area in the United States

$250–500* + printing costs

  • Modify the heading (title, region, and state)
  • Change mileage and elevation
  • Customize the description
  • Plot a new route
  • Add or replace icons (trailhead, campsites, etc)
  • Adjust the map’s position (zoom and crop)
  • Map a brand-new area

*Exact price depends on the length of the trail(s), number of custom icons, and size of the area.

A personalized map costs a one-time design fee + normal printing costs.

What type of map would you like?

Commission a Map
What type of map would you like?
A personalized map with custom text costs a one-time $20 design fee + normal printing costs.
A personalized map with custom routes costs a one-time $60–$150* design fee + normal printing costs.

*Exact price depends on the length and number of trail(s) and the number of custom icons.

A personalized map with custom routes costs a one-time $250–$500* design fee + normal printing costs.

*Exact price depends on the size of the area, length and number of trail(s), and the number of custom icons.

Let me know which existing map you want to customize with original text.
The general area needs to be at least partially included in an existing map.

Maximum file size: 134.22MB

State
Region

Maximum file size: 134.22MB

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