Yosemite High Country Map

Yosemite High Country Map
by Tom Harrison Maps

Tom Harrison Yosemite High Country Map, Backpacking Yosemite Backcountry, Topo Maps of Yosemite National Park Highcountry, Camping Yosemite Park Hiking Trails; Areas covered: Merced Lake Map, Wawona California, Ten Lakes, Tuolumne Meadows, Backpacking Tioga Pass Hiking Map, Vogelsang, Bridalveil Creek Map.

HIGH SIERRA TOPO YOSEMITE

Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689581

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Yosemite High Country Map

Crazy Granite Terrain

Camp Vogelsang hike to Merced Lake

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.

nearby destinations:


Kaiser Wilderness Map USDA
NFSCalifornia Escapes

HUNTINGTON LAKE, CA – 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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Baja Almanac

Baja California Almanac Map

The Biggest & Best
Baja California Topo Atlasbaja california almanac

This book covers both top and bottom of the peninsula: Baja Norte (NORTH) & Baja Sur (SOUTH), BC Mexico

TOTAL ESCAPE USED TO SELL THESE, but THIS MAP TITLE IS OUT OF PRINT!

NOTE: every so often these printed map books can be found on eBay or Amazon,or elsewhere online usually commanding a high for price tag for a ‘used copy”

Baja Almanac – by Landon S. Crumpton

Mexico Maps – Both Northern & Southern Baja California in one atlas. The Best Maps of Baja, period! Excellent resource while traveling in Mexico. If you plan on driving deep into Baja and really exploring back roads, hidden coves, surf spots, deserts, petroglyphs…. this is the map to have.

Lands End

The 2009 version was completely revised and updated, detailing every inch of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. With over 10,000 entries, the new Baja Almanac lets you pinpoint any location in Baja, down to the most remote ranch or campsite. Published 2009. ISBN# 9780965866347

  • Larger Size: 10.75″ wide x 15.25″ tall
  • Printed on 70lb Paper with Matte Finish, a crisper, more defined presentation
  • Adjoining Map Overlap, each map displays an overlapping segment of adjoining map pages
  • Updated Land Routes & Cultural Features
  • Complete Indexes, Mileage Chart and Primary Route Distance in both miles & kilometers
baja maps

OLDER VERSION

baja norte

REAL OLD VERSION

CSL Marina

CABO SAN LUCAS MARINA

see also –bajamapsnatgeo
National Geographic Baja Maps


gonzagabay

Gonzaga Bay, Baja California

Bay of L.A.

Bay of L.A.(aka Bay of Los Angeles) Baja California

Catavina

DanaMite @ Catavina, B.C. Mexico

Utah Maps

views of UTAH: topo

camping, hiking, mountain biking, off roading, fishing

the historic burr trail

the historic burr trail, south of Capital Reef NP

HIGH DESERT: Southern Utah is a magical place to explore. Red rock and National Parks, State Parks – too numerous to name. Outdoor recreation around every corner – from river rafting to rugged canyon hikes, wildlife watching to wheeling. Dispersed camping, very abundant. Dirt back roads, by the many miles. Hiking and biking, all over!

The east-west Interstate 70 splits the state, so most parks are located south of the freeway. Green River is a highway town, along I-70 and the mecca, Moab, is south of the interstate.

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MOAB, UT (southeast Utah) – is a hot bed of recreation activities, tourism, hotels, shopping, plus the 2 National Parks.

TORREY, UT (south central Utah) – hip mountain village, next to Fish Lakes National Forest and Capital Reef National Park.

SPRINGDALE, UT (southwest Utah) – the small river town that has merged with neighboring Zion National Park. Tourists everywhere.

Seek the small back roads to get you up and around the outskirts of Zion – very scenic drives. Ghost towns, pinyon & juniper forests, hidden canyons, watrfalls, kolobs and buttes. North of Zion NP, Navajo Lake and Cedar Breaks National Park @ 8000′ elevation – can have snow more than half the year, so plan according.

UTAH TIP = Beware: Thunderstorms and heavy rains are part of the package here in this desert state. Extreme flash floods possible, know the weather forecast and the warnings. Stay out of slot canyons during rainy season. Watch out for wet, muddy, red dirt roads. You’ll get stuck, even in 4WD.

Small farming towns are scattered throughout the National Park areas, some more geared for travelers than others. Many National Forests and BLM areas to camp (for free). Usually just a few miles outside the National Park boundaries. The further you get off pavement, the more seclusion you can find. Find the nearest ranger station and ask some questions – if needbe.

utahremote

utah = remote

Utah Park Maps by NatGeo

National Geographic makes these colorful, durable, waterproof maps for all the Utah Parks. More are being released.

Angeles Landing

Atop Angel’s Landing, Zion NP

cool canyon hikes

cool canyon hikes

canyonlands

RED DIRT TRAILS

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schaffer trail

schaffer trail, canyonlands NP

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