Hiking Maps AZ & Books for Camping Arizona
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Northern California’s Klamath region is a wild and rugged country, for city folks thinking about visiting, especially during the wet winters. Call ahead to local ranger stations to find out if the roads are indeed open and if 4×4 is required. Always check the weather forecast and do not expect cell phone coverage in this remote, steep, narrow, river canyon landscape. Rock slides and landslides are quite common, therefore you should be well prepared to spend the night in your vehicle. Pack warm clothes, blankets, flashlights, food and drinking water whenever you travel in this neck of the woods.
Northern California forest situated around the Klamath River
Klamath River Map / Klamath National Forest
USGS map California: Klamath Map. Klamath River Camping, Hiking and Fishing. NorCal Mountains, Rivers, Creeks
Klamath Ranger Map – NFS issued map. GPS: Longitude & Latitude; Rivers, Creeks, Peaks, Elevations, 4WD & every dirt BackRoad, Hot Springs, Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Hiking Trails & BackPacking Trailheads. Areas include: Northern California, Trinity County, Siskiyou County, Humbolt County, Yreka, Fort Jones, Happy Camp, Klamath River, Scott River, Salmon River, Marble Mountain Wilderness, Salmon Mountains , Macdoel, Goosenest, Oak Knoll, Ukonom, Orleans, Butte Valley Wildlife Area, Somes Bar, Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon border.
Map Size: 35″x 45″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; ISBN# 9781628114249
Road conditions on Klamath Forest roads can change at a moment’s notice. In Northern California wet climate, sudden storms can cause land slides, deep mud, erosion and flash floods. Areas that were easily accessible in other seasons can become treacherous in winter. Forest roads may be closed and gated in winter months. A high-clearance vehicle is best when traveling within the Klamath National Forest, and in wetter months 4-wheel drive may be required on the back roads This region in particular has an increased risk of avalanche, even along paved Highway 96.
Since Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular destinations inside California, several cartographers make overview maps and hiking maps for this busy park. Much of the area is covered in snow half the year and roads are closed annually. So know before you go and call the rangers. Double check campgrounds, trails, road conditions and weather, all prior to trip departure.
Tom Harrison is has an extensive list of trail maps which include the low elevations of Yosemite Valley, as well as the higher elevation backcountry. Waterproof trail maps, topographic w/ camps, canyons, climbs, creeks, lakes, peaks, all terrain.
National Geographic also makes a series of colorful Yosemite maps, which span the whole park from west to east. Waterproof, tear-resistant, folded, two-sided maps. Wilderness Press makes a couple too!
Yosemite National Park Map
by Tom Harrison Maps
Tom Harrison Recreation Map
Yosemite National Park Map, Topo Map Yosemite Parks Trails, Hiking Trails Yosemite overview Map; GPS compatible, UTM grid; Shaded relief topo map. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Compact and folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689505
download digital version of this map –
Yosemite National Park Map
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Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Feather Rivers, Quincy, Blairsden, Bucks Lake, Dixie Mountain, Lake Davis
(see wildfire notes below)
GPS: Longitude & Latitude; Rivers, Creeks, Peaks, Elevations, 4WD & every dirt BackRoad, Hot Springs, Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Hiking Trails & BackPacking Trailheads.
Areas include: Northern Sierra, Quincy, Blairsden, Buck’s Lake Wilderness, Dixie Mountain State Game Refuge, Mount Hough, Lake Almanor, Lake Davis, Lakes Basin Recreational Area, Little Grass Valley Reservoir, New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Sly Creek Reservoir, Lake Oroville, Gold Lake, Butte Valley Reservoir, Antelope Lake, Snake Lake, Round Valley, Feather River. ISBN# 9781628114348
Map Size: 36″x 48″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed on waterproof plastic in 2019
Older version of this map – Printed on waterproof plastic in 2013
Northern Sierra Forest / NorCal’s Red Mountains
Plumas National Forest
2022 UPDATE: Most of this National Forest has been devastated by recent wildfires. Much of the forest in between Bucks Lake and Oroville is now totally toast. That’s a whopping 50 mile stretch, hence 318,935 acres. Expect campground closures, damaged trails and heavy logging activity. Charred forests also exist all the way around Indian Valley and Lake Almanor, and along Highway 70, east of Quincy, CA
PCT – Pacific Crest Trail is burnt from Bucks Lake to Lassen!
Wild & Scenic Middle Feather River is burnt 40+ miles, from the town of Quincy to Lake Oroville.
Antelope Valley Wildlife Area
Big Bald Rock
Bucks Lake Wilderness
Crocker Meadows Wildlife Area
Dome Trail @ Middle Feather
Middle Fork Feather River Map
Lakes Basin Recreation Area
Little Grass Valley Reservoir
Mount Hough State Game Refuge
Sly Creek Reservoir
Warning: Neither one of these photos look like this anymore. The Bear Fire wildfire ravaged this canyon of the Middle Fork of the Feather River in 2020.
Plumas, National Forest, Map, Fishing, Hiking, Northern Sierra, Quincy, Snake Lake, Blairsden, Buck’s Lake Wilderness, Dixie Mountain, Mount Hough, Lake Davis, Lake Almanor, Gold Lake California, Lakes Basin Recreation Area, Plumas Eureka State Park, Feather River Fishing, Plumas Forest Camping
see also – Plumas Forest Topo Atlas