Mount Whitney Hiking Maps

The tallest peak means this region is a super popular destination with avid hikers, mountaineers and backpackers alike. Usually only accessible about half the year, due to snow (NOV-MAY) and USDA permits are required.

Mt Whitney Topo by Wilderness Press (listed below)

Mount Whitney High Country Map
Mount Whitney Zone Map

both Topographic Maps by Tom Harrison

Whitney Portal Rd

Whitney Portal Road

Mount Whitney Zone
Tom Harrison

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OLDER VERSION

Mount Whitney Map, Whitney Portal. Topo Trail. Mt Whitney maps. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney Zone Trail Map, Lone Pine, CA; Areas include: Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Cottonwood Lakes, Rock Creek. Whitney Portal Trailheads, Outpost Camp, Trail Camp, Whitney Summit, Mountaineer’s Route, High Sierra Trail, Crescent Meadow, and the John Muir Trail Junction.

Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689697

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Mount Whitney Zone Map

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Mount Whitney High Country Map
Tom Harrison

Mount Whitney High Country Map, Whitney trail map, Topo trails. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney High Country, with Lone Pine California. Pear Lake, Lodgepole, Mineral King, Mt. Whitney Peak, Kern Canyon, Ash Mountain, Whitney Portal, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, Triple Divide Peak, Cottonwoods Lakes, Horseshoe Meadow. Eastern Sierra, High Sierra Backpacking, Mount Whitney Map, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mount Whitney Map by Tom Harrison, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra Hikes, Mt Whitney California Topo, Waterproof, Topographic Maps California, Sierra Whitney Hike, High Country Trails, California Sierra Mountains Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689512

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Mt. Whitney High Country Map

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Wilderness Press

Recreation map for Mt. Whitney Peak and surrounding back country areas. Trails, passes, peaks, lakes, streams and a good overview of the five peaks region (all over 14,000′ elevation) Mt. Williamson, Mt. Tyndall, Mt. Russell, Mt. Whitney, and Mt. Muir.

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NatGeo Mount Whitney Map


Ansel Adams Wilderness Trail Map

Ansel Adams Trail Map
Tom Harrison

Yosemite National Park Hiking Backpacking Maps

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Ansel Adams Wilderness, Eastern Sierra Topographic maps for hiking and backpacking. Back road exploring and lake fishing too. This map has an amazing amount of alpine lakes & mountain destinations – from the western Sierra to the east side. Tioga Pass, Yosemite Wilderness, June Lake Loop, Mammoth Lakes, Gem Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Minarets, Silver Divide, Lake Edison, Mono Hot Springs, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, Clover Meadows and Granite Creek. Also included is the Mono Basin National Scenic Area, Mono Lake California. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Printed in 2010. Map Scale: 1:79,200 ISBN# 9780981834429

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

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Fern Lake, hike-in. Off June Lake Loop Hwy 158

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Walker Lake in Bloody Canyon, NW of June Lake Loop

Ansel Adams Maps

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Fern Lake, hike-in. Off June Lake Loop Hwy 158

Ansel Easton Adams was a famous photographer who shot black and white images of the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park in the early 1900’s. Part of the original Wilderness Act in 1964 as the Minarets Wilderness, after his death in 1984, the area was expanded and renamed in honor of Ansel Adams, well-known environmentalist and nature photographer.

Four topographic maps cover the Ansel Adams Area: USDA, Tom Harrison Maps, Wilderness Press & NatGeo Maps

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NatGeo Map #309 Yosemite SE
Ansel Adams Wilderness

Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic. Yosemite National Park map #309. Yosemite Backcountry South East with Ansel Adams Wilderness, Hiking Trails, Trail Mileage. Merced Lake, Cloud’s Rest, Cathedral Range, Clark Range, Lyell Canyon, Chiquito Pass, Silver Lake, California. High country map. Many trails to explore. 2-sided map. Very detailed & colorful. Waterproof Plastic Map; Tear Resistant. GPS data. Scale = 1:40,000 ISBN# 9781566954136

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Ansel Adams Map USDA

NFS

Ansel Adams Wilderness
part of Inyo National Forest and Sierra National Forest

This map is available at Ranger Stations.

This High Sierra terrain spans some of the most majestic areas of the Sierra Nevada – the youngest mountain range in the U.S. This wilderness is bordered by National Parks, National Forests, and other Wilderness Areas – all the way around it. Kaiser Wilderness and Lake Edison inside Sierra NF on the west, Yosemite National Park on the north, Inyo NF on the east side, and John Muir Wilderness on the south end. Wow!

REAL OLD MAP

This 230,300 acre, high elevation wilderness was formerly the Minarets Wilderness, renamed in 1984 to honor the pioneering landscape photographer, Ansel Adams. Known for spectacular alpine scenery, elevations range from 7,000 to 14,000 feet. Rugged granite peaks and passes, with alpine lakes, includes high country east of the Sierra crest. Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail cross this High Sierra Wilderness region.

Perfect for packing and hiking references, fishing lakes, creeks, high altitude camp sites, horse packing routes, or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on waterproof plastic paper. Updated in 2011. ISBN# 9781593515188

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Yosemite National Park and Vicinity Map
by Wilderness Press

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Map
by Tom Harrison Maps

Yosemite National Park Hiking Backpacking Maps hike

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Ansel Adams Wilderness, Eastern Sierra Topographic maps for hiking and backpacking. Back road exploring and lake fishing too. This map has an amazing amount of alpine lakes & mountain destinations – from the western Sierra to the east side. Tioga Pass, Yosemite Wilderness, June Lake Loop, Mammoth Lakes, Gem Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Minarets, Silver Divide, Lake Edison, Mono Hot Springs, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, Clover Meadows and Granite Creek. Also included is the Mono Basin National Scenic Area, Mono Lake California. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Printed in 2010. Map Scale: 1:79,200 ISBN# 9780981834429

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

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Kaiser Wilderness Map

Views from Kaiser

Wonderful high elevation views from the peaks.

Kaiser Pass Hiking Map

Kaiser Map / Kaiser Pass / Sierra Kaiser Wilderness

Tom Harrison Maps makes the newest version of this Central Sierrra wilderness map. Kaiser Wilderness has glacier boulders, huge granite – Kaiser Peak, 4×4 routes and big cell phone towers, plus a lotta great views all the way around. Elevations range from 7000′ to 10,320′ above sea level.

Kaiser Pass is a narrow paved road, located in between Huntington Lake and Edison Lake; Only open in the summer months and closed for winter. No long trailers or RVs allowed on this route. Minimal pulls outs, maximum scenery.

Headwaters to the San Joaquin River start way back here in the mid-Sierra mountains. Decent fishing, awesome camping, rock climbing, hot springs and plenty of hidden spaces. Hiking and mountain biking in this region is abundant, as well as in winter, with cross-country skiing and snowmo trails.

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Kaiser Wilderness Topo Map

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hikerHuntington Lake marks the hard right (turn off) for KAISER, a steep one lane road, which climbs the mountain and take yoiu deep into the backcountry. Extreme heights, granite boulders and radical cliffs w/ no guard rails. 25 mph max kinda road, for dozens of miles. Not a quick or easy day trip kinda place. Plan for weeks  or several days exploring out in this backcountry.

One lane bridges, alpine lakes, trailheads and granite peaks. NO ROAD connects through to the Eastern Sierra side, so it’s all on foot after Edison or Florence. Two major California Reservoirs on the edge of High Sierra Wilderness.

snowmoSnow is deep! Snowmobiling is very popular on this route and in this deep snow region. China Peak (or Sierra Summit) is the local ski resort. Cabins, condos and campgrounds are all available at Huntington Lake.

The Kaiser Road is one of the highest paved mountain roads in all California. Great views to the Eastern Sierra and all the way around. Numerous primitive camps and trailheads, adjacent to the Wilderness Area. Kaiser Pass has the DUSY ERSHIM 4×4 Trail, second only to the RUBICON TRAIL in popularity. Some dirt roads may require high clearance, or perhaps 4-wheel drive. Signage gets knocked down, mud can turn to powder fine dust in summer, lots of erosion, landslides, rock slides. Have a good topographical map and know your vehicles limitations.

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Kaiser Wilderness Map USDA

Kaiser Wilderness Trail Map, Part of Sierra National Forest has destinations like Huntington Lake, Lakeshore, Sierra Summit (now China Peak Ski Resort), Edison Lake, Florence Lake, Kaiser Pass. Rancheria Falls, Kaiser Wilderness, Mono Hot Springs, XC skiing, Snowmobile Trails. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. USDA NFS Map Scale = 2″ to mile; Printed on paper in 1991.

Sierra Granite Lakes

Kaiser Pass, Sierra Map, Wilderness Trails, Topo, Huntington, Edison Lake, Florence Lake, Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs, open all year long.

Rancheria Creek

Camping on a Creek

wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Wilderness

National Geographic Maps makes a much larger, full color map that covers the whole region, from Shaver Lake @ Highway 168, way out to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. The map scale is much wider, so it is not considered a trail map, like the Tom Harrison Topo and the USDA maps listed above.

NatGeo Shaver Lake Map

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