Palisades Trail Map
by Tom Harrison Maps
Eastern Sierra / Palisade Glacier / Norman Clyde Glacier
Tom Harrison Map: The Palisades Trail Map, Bishop Pass Area, Backpacking High Sierra; Areas include: Mount Sill, Mount Jepson, Mount Winchell, Big Pine Lakes, Palisades Basin, North Palisade, Thunderbolt Peak, Norman Clyde Glacier, Middle Palisade Glacier, Inyo National Forest, Inyo High Country, Sierra High Country; Hiking Maps Backpacking Trip, California Sierra Camping.
Durable, Shaded-relief topographic map printed on waterproof plastic; GPS Compatible – Complete UTM Grid. Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689970
The Palisades Trail Map covers the Big Creek area of the Eastern Sierra on the boundary between Kings Canyon National Park and Inyo National Forest. Map includes the Palisades and Norman Clyde Glaciers, Bishop and Mather Pass, and the Big Pine Lakes.
- Big Pine Lakes
- Mount Sill
- Mount Jepson
- Mount Winchell
- North Palisade
- Norman Clyde Glacier
- Mid Palisade Glacier
- Thunderbolt Peak
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The Palisades Map
The Palisade Glacier is a glacier located on the northeast side of the Palisades within the John Muir Wilderness. The glacier descends from the flanks of four mountain peaks over 14,000′ in elevation of which North Palisade 14,242′ is third highest peak in the Sierra Nevada Range.
The cirque containing the Palisade Glacier has a history of thousands of years of glaciation. The modern glacier attained its last maximum extent during the Little Ice Age, between 250 and 170 years ago – a period also known as the Matthes glaciation in the Sierra Nevada.
The glacier is under a mile long and half mile wide. It is located between 13,400 and 12,000; elevation and moves at a rate of 20 feet per year, although it is also retreating. Palisade Glacier is one of the few glaciers in California that terminates in a proglacial lake dammed by its former moraine and the lake is turquoise colored from the glacial powder suspended in the water. The Big Pine Lakes below the glacier are also the same color.
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