Marble Mountain / Russian Wilderness Map
Marble Mountain Wilderness Map USDA
Yreka, Happy Camp, Klamath River, Salmon River, Scott River, Fort Jones, Orleans, Cuddihy Lake, Upper Albert Lake, Russian Wilderness.
Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. 1″ & 2″ to mile; Waterproof plastic map paper. This map can usually be found at local Ranger Stations. ISBN# 9781593514204
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The Marble Mountain Wilderness is an area of high divides, deep canyons and perennial mountain streams provides habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life. With more than 7,000 feet of vertical relief, soils from several rock types, and abundant rain and snowfall, the diversity of ecosystems is unequaled anywhere else in the country.
With 89 lakes and two major Wild and Scenic river systems – Wooley Creek and the North Fork Salmon River, as well as 32 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, there are many recreation opportunities. Elevations range from 400 to 8,299 feet; the wilderness has highly variable terrain with low-elevation canyons and high ridges such as the 22-mile-long English Peak ridge.
Popular activities include fishing, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing.
There are also numerous caves within this wilderness, accessible to prepared spelunkers. They all feature stalactites and other flowstone formations, and are accessible mostly by vertical drops. Due to the hidden nature of most of the cave mouths, caving is not regulated, though the Forest Service and National Speleological Society request only experienced cavers attempt to access these dangerous caves. Signs at the trail heads that access the Marble Rim warn of white nose syndrome. One of the deepest caves in the continental US is located in the wilderness, Bigfoot Cave.