are a series of photographs, maps, and information about various
outdoor natural areas in the western United States. These
TrailPhotos products are offered in digital formats by the
firm MapSnaps. The first TrailPhotos are focused on portions of northern California and
What Products are Offered?
The initial offerings from
TrailPhotos are three separate products: TrailPhoto Guides,
TrailPhoto Scenes, and
Guides are detailed descriptions of trail routes with area maps, topographic
maps with highlighted trails, and color photographs. These have trail
descriptions similar to those found in many guidebooks, but have the added
features of color photo highlights of scenes along the trails, and
matching color maps to show the trail routes and specific trail photo locations.
These are offered as a series of trail guides for different
geographic regions, available for acquisition at Scribd.com.
can also view
a free, complete TrailPhoto
Guide Sample at
Scribd.com. This sample includes
a Guide to the Eagle Lake Trail in the Lake Tahoe Region.
Regions for which
TrailPhoto Guides are currently available are the:
* Lake Tahoe Region
* Highway 88 to north Yosemite Region
* East Bay Region
of the San Francisco Bay Area
see the best versions of the sample photographs from the
TrailPhoto Guides on this website, view them in Extra Large
size for a selected sample of the photos, linked from thumbnail
photos in the TrailPhoto
include the same directions to
trailheads and maps as the TrailPhoto Guides, but instead of
detailed trail descriptions, they include full-page size
TrailPhotos in framed black background for each of the TrailPhotos
in the Guides. These are meant as a companion to the TrailPhoto
Guides, for those who prefer larger size, better resolution
images of the TrailPhotos. They are also available
with a full free sample,
and for acquisition, at Scribd.com.
Vignettes are short descriptive
sketches of particularly scenic and interesting areas within the
Sierra Nevada mountains of California. A large size
landscape photograph is included with regional and close-up maps
of the areas, and information about the photograph and other local
features. These areas are generally not in the well known
National Park areas, but have been chosen because they are
lesser known and typically somewhat off the main tourist path.
These Vignettes are available at Scribd.com
How do I acquire the TrailPhoto
Guides, TrailPhoto Scenes and TrailPhoto Vignettes?
files can be obtained through the "Books" Travel
category at the online document service Scribd.com
Lists of the TrailPhoto Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes in development for each region, and
those currently completed and available, can be reached through
the Quick Links at the top of the TrailPhoto
Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes Regions
section of TrailPhotos.com.
are now available on Scribd.com
How do I adjust my computer if
the colors and sharpness of the graphics on the TrailPhotos
website do not seem correct?
The TrailPhotos.com website is
optimized when you use it with a higher resolution and a richer
color palette on your monitor. Information about these
settings is included in the Website
notes section of this website.
When will additional TrailPhoto Guides and
other TrailPhoto products be available from this website?
products will be offered in the coming months and years, in
addition to the ones already available. Please check back from
time to time for updates. A detailed description of these products
can be found at this Types
of TrailPhotos link.