and Vicinity

Northern Wyoming 

Backpacking

Backpacking Cloud Peak

Cloud Peak Wilderness Maps
Including Rock Creek Wilderness Study Area

Copyright © 2013 Travis N. Wood


Importing the Maps into Google Earth

Any of the maps included under "View the Maps" on the Maps Home Page may be imported into Google Earth as a layer. To do so requires first saving the map file to a location on your computer where the map will not be moved later, such as in the "My Documents" or "My Pictures" folder on a Windows system.

Then follow the steps below:

1) Start Google Earth (GE)
2) Move to the Big Horn Mountains of north-central Wyoming
3) In your GE "My Places" folder, highlight the folder (or sub-folder) into which you wish to place the map
4) Click on the word "Add" in the menu bar
5) Click on "Image Overlay" in the Add menu
6) The "New Image Overlay" box appears
7) Add a title such as "Cloud Peak Wilderness"
8) Click on the "Browse" button
9) Navigate your system to the map file you saved earlier
10) Click on the "Location" tab in the "New Image Overlay" box
11) Under that tab, copy and paste (or type) the coordinates below:

 • North:  44.646630°
  • East: -106.895009°
  • South:  44.125525°
  • West: -107.539480°
  • Rotation:  0.0000°

12) Click the "Okay" button at the bottom of the box.

The map should now appear as a three-dimensional overlay in Google Earth. Inevitably, some quality and resolution is lost in the maps as they appear in Google Earth. However, you can find named locations such as lakes and trailheads. And you can add paths and pushpins to plan routes into the wilderness.

As with most any map, some precision will need adjustment if you turn off the layer and hover closer to the satellite imagery of Google Earth.

To download Google Earth, go to the Google Earth Download Page (opens in another window).

 

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