The Total Escape Shop

Benchmark Atlas: California
the best selling atlas on Total Escape

Welcome to The Total Escape Shop, where we’ve been selling maps online since 1998. Yep, that long.

Hard copy maps will be always there when the cell signal drops, when the phone battery dies and when you really need it most (lost on a trail with minimal daylight left). Count on the waterproof Tom Harrison brand topo maps to find the perfect stream-side camp (away from the crowds) or the nearest dirt road access to your wilderness waterfall, or maybe even that challenging 4×4 trail (and sunset picnic dinner) you’ve been dreaming about.

California Maps

THE BIG MELT is almost finished, as the high-country snows fill our abundant creeks, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Water levels will be high and flooding possible – in canyon regions, so be prepared for road closures, inaccessible lakeside campsites and super muddy roads in the back country. Many gated dirt roads could stay shut in the Sierra National Forests, while snow melts, downed trees are cleared and the mud dries up.

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mountain elevations still have snow above 8000 feet elevation.


Summertime in California

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National Forest Atlas

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Get every topo map for the whole forest with a USDA National Forest Atlas

Total Escape California

TOTAL ESCape web sites, 27 years online – Boondockers & Overlanders, VanLifers, Nomads and Froaders: We want to thank you for using this California web site! DanaMite has been online with Total Escape promoting back roads and free camping for over two decades. Mountain cabins, glamping yurts, hot springs, RV resorts, campground camping, backpacking the PCT, and of course, free camping on the back roads. Camp Clueless

Back Roads in California

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