Eastern Sierra Books

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

Eastern Sierra Books
Mount Whitney, Bishop Hikes, Rock Creek, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake & Mono Lake

Eastern Sierra Maps:

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Eastern Sierra Destinations:

Desolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness Maps
Westside of Lake Tahoe

High Sierra Granite, Lakes Sierra Nevada California

Several maps and books cover this Sierra Wilderness Area located right next to Lake Tahoe, the premier alpine lake destinations on the West Coast. Granite Chief Wilderness and Desolation Wilderness featured on the same map from NatGeo.

Tahoe Wilderness Winter

Desolation Map

Desolation Wilderness USDA Map

Desolation Map / Desolation Wilderness / Hikes Tahoe
Limited availability. May be found at local ranger stations near Lake Tahoe.

Backpacking & Hiking Trail Map for Desolation Wilderness (Part of El Dorado NF) Waterproof Plastic Paper. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 2″ to mile; ISBN# 9781593514402

Wilderness Press publishes a Desolation Map too!

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison MapsTrail Map Desolation

Desolation Wilderness Map Trail Map, Tahoe Lake Camping. Lake Tahoe, CA; Tahoe Westside, Loon Lake camping, Lake Aloha, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, DL Bliss State Park, Echo Lake, Velma Lake, Wrights Lake, Rubicon River, Rubicon 4×4 Trail, Rockbound Valley, Tahoe Rim Trail hiking PCT Pacific Crest Trail; Sierra Nevada High Country Tahoe hiking; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42.24K; ISBN# 9781877689611

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see also –
Lake Tahoe Basin Maps

Desolation Books –

Trail Tools Desolation Maps (1996) by Dennis O’Neill

John Muir Wilderness Maps

JMT: John Muir Trail Map

High Sierra Trail

The John Muir Trail is a long-distance hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

USDA makes paper maps for John Muir Wilderness w/ Kings Canyon, and Tom Harrison offers the waterproof John Muir Map Pack. National Geographic also makes a topo map for the John Muir Trail.

John Muir Wilderness

Onion Valley Campground

Ansel Adams Wilderness

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John Muir Maps USDA
John Muir Wilderness with Sequoia Kings Canyon Wilderness

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U.S. Forest Service – NFS. Old school maps – two large paper sheets. Available at Inyo National Forest Ranger Stations or the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitors Center on US Highway 395.

Eastern Sierra Mountains
Highest Sierra Peaks

Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on paper w/ large storage envelope. Limited availability.

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Gilbert Lake, above Onion Valley, Eastern Sierra Independence, CA

OntheTrail.org

This trail guide web site compiles a great online map resource for this very popular high country region –
onthetrail.org/jmt/jmt-topo-maps/

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John Muir Wilderness Map Set
Tom Harrison Maps

John Muir Trail Maps by Tom Harrison, High Sierra Backpacking Maps, Highcountry Trail Map. Eastern Sierra Mountains inside Inyo National Forest

Mount Whitney, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes – Eastern California.

John Muir Wilderness Map Set of 13 individual maps. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Smaller maps, not folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689345

download digital versions of this map – avenza maps
John Muir Trail Topo Map Set

or the most popular individual maps :
John Muir Trail Map #4
John Muir Trail Map #5
John Muir Trail Map #6
John Muir Trail Map #7
John Muir Trail Map #8
John Muir Trail Map #9
John Muir Trail Map #10
John Muir Trail Map #11
John Muir Trail Map #15

Heart Lake

National Geographic makes a decent John Muir Trail Map too!

nearby towns:


lilpothole

Little Pot Hole Lake, Kearsarge Pass Hike

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Two different recreation maps for the Lake Tahoe Basin are created by the USDA & NatGeo. Several smaller brands for regional topographic trail maps. The US Forest Service has the Tahoe National Forest Map that encompasses a much larger area. Numerous books exist for backpacking and hiking around Tahoe.

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NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin

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Lake Tahoe Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic

Recreation Map for Lake Tahoe Basin, Topographic Lake Map, Backroads Hiking Maps, Tahoe Backpacking, Tahoe Camping, All Campgrounds, Trailheads, Creeks and Lakes. Sierra Nevada Back Roads, Truckee River Camping & Hiking Map. Very detailed & colorful. 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344

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townNcountryMany believe that Lake Tahoe was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcanic crater, but the natural lake and mountain basin was actually formed by the rise and fall of the landscape due to faulting.

The Tahoe Basin which spans approximately 22 miles long (and 12 wide), is located on top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Separating California from Nevada state, a year-round, mountain resort destination. The lake is often referred to as “Jewel of the Sierra”.

Largest freshwater, alpine lake in North America.
Second deepest lake in the U.S.
Second highest lake in the U.S.

LAKE TAHOE – 6625′ elevation above sea level

Adventure Maps

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity

USGS Map California: Lake Tahoe Basin Map; Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Granite Chief, Fallen Leaf Lake. Tahoe Recreation, Camping Map. USDA NFS Recreation Area. All forest lands, trails & roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808. Older version printed on paper in 1998.

TAHOE OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • backpacking
  • boating
  • camping
  • casinos
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • off-roading
  • sailing
  • snow skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • xc skiing

see also –
Tom Harrison Tahoe Rim Trail

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Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

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