Hiking Maps AZ & Books for Camping Arizona
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The PLUMAS atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Plumas National Forest) This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. These particular maps are on a per order basis, meaning most have to be special ordered from the ranger – which takes about a week to get them. Printed in 2019
WILDFIRE NOTE: Two thirds of the Plumas National Forest has burnt in recent years with huge and destructive wildland fires. Some areas are closed, due to fire damage. Expect debris in roadways, detours, bleak scenery and even dead trees falling.
The 2020 #BearFire #NorthComplex and the 2021 #DixieFire destroyed historic buildings, fire lookouts, old cabins, residential houses, small towns and rural communities; plus old growth forests and unimaginable numbers of wildlife. Many roads, trails and campgrounds are closed to the public; while reforestation may take many decades, if not a century.
Plumas National Forest QUADS:
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Plumas Forest, USFS Map, Topo Atlas, Fishing, Camping, Feather River, Lake Almanor, Indian Valley
Dinkey Wilderness Map USDA
currently unavailable on Amazon. may be available at local ranger stations
Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Map / Dinkey Lakes Trails / Dinkey Creek Camping
Dinkey Creek and the hike-in only, wilderness lakes are part of a bigger Sierra National Forest
Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Scale = 2″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Printed on paper; Last updated in 1991.
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CREEK FIRE 2020: Much of the Sierra National Forest was badly burned in a recent wildfire, but this Dinkey Creek area was spared. The huge fire moved the other direction – from Shaver Lake north and then eastward.
At least the nearby Sequoia trees in the McKinley Grove didn’t go up in flames.
NOTE: Much of the Sierra National Forest may be closed to the public (for years) due to forest hazards, loggers working, and general fire cleanup. Contact the local USFS Ranger station at Tollhouse to find out what areas are indeed open.
Central Sierra National Forest Map. USDA
Neighboring Yosemite National Park on the westside, Sierra NF is one of the most popular National Forest in U.S. – and California, due to its proximity to the National Park. John Muir Wilderness is within easy reach and trailhead parking can get close to higher elevations, via Lake Edison. Kings River w/ Pine Flat Reservoir and Kings Canyon National Park is on the south border of this forest.
Numerous reservoirs, big rivers, many creeks, meadows, granite walls, domes, mountain peaks. Wilderness trailheads, backpacking, boating, camping, fishing, hot springs, kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering routes, off roading, river rafting, rock climbing, snowmobiling, snow ski & xc.
Waterproof map of the Sierra Nevada. Quality USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. Yosemite West, Kaiser Pass, Kaiser Wilderness, Huntington Lake & Shaver Lake, Dinkey Creek, Wishon Reservoir & Courtright Reservoir. Western Sierra Nevada Wilderness.
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: Western Sierra, Sierra Summit, Mariposa, Wawona, Oakhurst, Merced River, Bass Lake, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Kaiser Pass, Dinkey Creek, South Yosemite, Mono Hot Springs, San Joaquin River, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, Lake Edison, Florence, Wishon, Courtright, John Muir Trail/Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mammoth, Sierra Lakes, North Kings Canyon National Park, Pine Flat Reservoir, Black Rock Reservoir, Kings River, Monarch Wilderness.
Map Size: 36″x 40″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed in 2011 on waterproof plastic. ISBN# 9781593514907
Wildfire has recently ravaged about half of this National Forest, from Shaver Lake to Mammoth Pool Reservoir; Kaiser Wilderness, San Joaquin River, Huntington Lake, all the way out to Lake Edison. Many areas could be closed to logging and fire cleanup. Check with USFS for specifics.
Creek Fire 2020