Recently tested Gregory’s Z35 backpack and loved it! Lots of storage space, easy access to gear with top and front panel options, excellent suspension and breathable lumbar support, and it comes with a raincover. – Perfect for day and overnight treks.
A few months ago I came across Wilderness.net and really enjoyed all the information it has to offer regarding aerial, topo and road maps. In fact, I recently used it for a 2-day jaunt in the mountains of northern Arizona and the topo data was invaluable. Check out the site here: http://www.wilderness.net/map