I'm on the DH emailing list, and just received the following:
"This is your last chance to buy the 2nd Edition DHBC Companion Map by itself! We have less than 10 copies left, and once they're gone, the BC Map will only be sold with the book as a package.
Check 'em out here:
Get 'em here:
Personally, I find the one book that I own informative and entertaining, but not a necessity - and once I'd read thru it, I virtually never went back to it. YRMV. On the other hand, for anyone who is going to tour with anything approaching an adventurous / exploratory mindset, the maps (ALL of them: BC, WA, and Nor Cal) are absolute gold. Mine are in use all the time...
Anyway, the options are: $29.95 for the map alone, or $89.95 for the set (book plus map)! The BC combo price seems to me to be extraordinarily high, especially seeing as the WA and Nor Cal sets are $69.95. Yes, it's a new edition, but... Is there really a market for hundred dollar information packages, in these days of the internet? And with Butler Maps now competing with their Nor Cal map ($15; same for the So Cal; ditto for the other dozen areas covered), I can't help but think that the DH business model is a touch flawed.
(Don't get me wrong: I have great respect for the time, energy, and resources that Messrs Bosworth and Sanders invested, and for their products. And I wish them well in their business. But this seems an unlikely step on the road to popularity and increased sales...)
Anyway, that's all blather. The bottom line seems to be that if you want a map alone, act now!