Just curious as to how y'all plan out your routes for longer ventures, especially in regards to making sure there are campsites and stores within your daily range.
I'm particularly impressed with the Adventure Cycling maps, since they put everything you need right in front of you. It's almost too easy. My next big trip will use some AC maps, but most of the time I'll be off that route.
So, if I wanted to generate my own equivalent of an AC map, what are the best methods? Do you use guide books to find the best campsites? Or wing it and hope for the best?