San Diego Backcountry Map

San Diego Backcountry Map

TH SD topo mapTom Harrison Maps: San Diego Deserts, Anza Borrego Desert. The top selling map for the San Diego deserts!

San Diego Backcountry Recreation Map covers the entire Anza Borrego Desert State Park, the largest State Park in California & some portions of Cleveland National Forest; San Diego County Road S-2, S-22, Interstate 8, Highway 78 & Highway 94 to Tecate Mexico.

Areas surrounding Borrego Springs, Anza Borrego Park map, Julian & Warner Springs. PCT access (Pacific Crest Trail) plus Table Mountain, Sheep Canyon, OHV Deserts Ocotillo Wells SVRA, McCain Valley Camping, Carrizo Gorge Trestle Hike, Jacumba Hot Springs, Tierra del Sol 4×4 Trails, San Diego Lake Morena, Barrett Lake, Campo CA Potrero Regional Park, Agua Caliente Hot Springs, Vallecito, Carrizo Goat Trestle & Canyon sin Nombre Badlands.

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San Diego Backcountry Map by Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison Recreation Map; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689543

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Borrego is known best for it’s wildflowers (FEB-APRIL)

see also – Wilderness Press Map of Anza Borrego Desert

more exploring Anza Borrego:

Anza 4×4 Trails
Agua Caliente Hot Springs
Canon Sin Nombre Slot Canyons
Carrizo Gorge Goat Trestle
Culp Valley Camping
Great Overland Stagecoach Route of 1849
Mason Valley Truck Trail
Old Kane Springs Road
Split Mountain
Vallecito

Split Mountain Borrego

Split Mountain, Anza Borrego State Park, Southern California

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apps/maps:
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San Diego Camping, Anza Borrego Desert:

nearby towns:

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exploring wind caves

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the whole canyon, to yourself

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:

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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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Bodie Hills Map

Bodie Ghost Town California

Bodie State Historic Park
Aurora Canyon

Eastern Sierra Nevada area near Bridgeport, California

HIGH DESERT –
8375′ elevation

This Bodie map is authentic. Created and produced by none other than Tom Harrison, a legend in the field California cartography. No other map creator makes a detailed topographic map of Bodie Ghost Town, State Park and desert region.

Bodie Map

Bodie Hills Map

 

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Bodie Ghost Town CA, Bodie State Historic Park, State Park Bodie, BLM Bodie Hills, Back Roads Bridgeport California, Mining Desert High Country Map, 4×4 roads, Aurora Canyon, Aurora Nevada, Bodie Hiking Map, Backpacking Maps. Travertine Hot Springs, Geiger Grade, Bodie State Park, NV Desert Mountains, Bridgeport Hiking Maps. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN#9780981834412

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Bodie Hills Topo Map

Bodie Mining Camp California

Bodie Ghost Town is the most popular & best preserved historic mining camp in California. Winter months are cold, windy, and often snowy. Late summers can get hot. Plan accordingly.

No services, no pavement, no big trees. Very remote location. Abundant free, boondocking camps in this high desert region, so make sure to get a camp fire permit from the local rangers in Lee Vining or Bridgeport, CA

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Photo by Morris Neer

nearby destinations:

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Photo by Morris Neer

Sequoia Kings Recreation Map

Sequoia Kings Recreation Map
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Tom Harrison Maps

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Sequoia Recreation Map Backpacking Trails. Includes both Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA Recreation Map. Areas include: Lodgepole Campground, Mineral King Canyon, Giant Forests, Grant Grove Sequoia, Ash Mountain, Silver City California, Crystal Cave Sequoia, Mount Whitney. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689499

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP Map

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Kings River Gorge

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave, Sequoia NP

see also –

Kings Canyon Highcountry
Mineral King Canyon Map
Sequoia Kings NP NatGeo Map
Sequoia NF Map USDA

National Parks

Two National Parks, side by side