Green Trails Maps issues new, lighter map of Mount Rainier, Mount Baker

Staff writerJuly 3, 2014 

Backpackers can pack an ounce lighter on trips to Mount Rainier and Mount Baker thanks to a new maps from Seattle-based Green Trails Maps.

The 41-year-old company launched the new maps July 1 and claim they are waterproof and tear-resistant. It’s also part of a marketing push that includes a new website.

The new maps weigh 1.5 ounces, 40 percent less than previous maps, according to a statement released by the company. However, the maps cover more terrain.

The Mount Baker and Mount Rainier are among 20 maps in the ultralight line.

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