Hello all, I will be touring all over the Pacific Northwest this summer and am wondering if the ACA maps are worth it. So far, I am thinking about going out of Oregon via the Columbia, visit Hells Canyon, wind my way through Montana and find myself in Alberta. Hang out there for awhile then go back towards BC and follow the coast route down. This is just tentative. I really have no set route, but I do have a good guide book on the coast portion. My point is that I am not planning on doing a particular ACA route, just using sections. So how helpful are they? Which is better, ACA map, or state map and talking to locals?
Any help is appreciated.