I’ve been trying to eliminate my inconsistencies as a mapmaker and standardize various levels of my maps. One of the problems over the years has been finding uniform base maps that are okey-dokey to use. I think I’ve finally come up with something, at least for California, that I can work with. The less symbols the easier. I’ve decided to try working with the Owens Valley as one of my first vicinity map areas. So far I am pleased with the result.