Mount Shasta Castle Crags Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness Map
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OUTTA STOCK / OUTTA PRINT
Might be found @ ranger station

Map of Shasta / Castle Crags Map / Shasta County Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness and Castle Crags Wilderness, are Part of Shasta Trinity National Forest. Waterproof Plastic Paper. 2″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Printed on plastic in 2001.

Castle Crags Wilderness State Park, located along Interstate 5 NorCal, above Lake Shasta and south of Dunsmuir, CA

Mount Shasta Wilderness, western slopes of Mt Shasta, next to Mount Shasta City, CA

Shasta Castle Crags Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness Map by Wilderness Press

Shasta Wilderness Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness Trail Map by Tom Harrison

Classic Rock Climbs #18
Castle Crags California Book by Laird Davis

Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At an elevation of 14,179 feet, it is the second-highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth-highest in the state. Mount Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles, which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The mountain and surrounding area are part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.

camp mapThe summer climbing season runs from late April until October, although many attempts are made in the winter. Mount Shasta is also a popular destination for backcountry skiing. Many of the climbing routes can be descended by experienced skiers, and there are numerous lower-angled areas around the base of the mountain.

The most popular route on Mount Shasta is Avalanche Gulch route, which begins at the Bunny Flat Trailhead and gains about 7,300′ of elevation in a round trip of approximately 11.5 miles. The crux of this route is considered to be to climb from Lake Helen, at approximately 10,443′ to the top of Red Banks. The Red Banks are the most technical portion of the climb, as they are usually full of snow and ice, are very steep, and top out at around 13,000′ before the route heads to Misery Hill.

snowThe Casaval Ridge route is a steeper, more technical route on the mountain’s southwest ridge best climbed when there’s a lot of snow pack. This route tops out to the left (north) of the Red Banks, directly west of Misery Hill. So the final sections involve a trudge up Misery Hill to the summit plateau, similar to the Avalanche Gulch route.

Climbing Mount Shasta can be done in one day; however, it is often completed in two days. Climbers can ascend from Avalanche Gulch and camp at either Horse Camp @ 7,900′ elevation, or at Helen Lake @ 10,400′. Camping at a higher altitude also helps with acclimatization and often reduces risk of altitude sickness.

hikers mapNo quota system currently exists for climbing Mount Shasta, and reservations are not required. However, climbers must obtain a summit pass and a wilderness permit to climb the mountain. Permits and passes are available at the ranger station in Mount Shasta and the ranger station in McCloud, or climbers can obtain self-issue permits and passes at any of the trailheads 24 hours a day.

see also – 

Shasta Trinity National Forest Map
Shasta Trinity Forest Atlas
Shasta Books

Mount Whitney Zone Map


Mt Whitney Zone Trail Map
whitney zone trail map
Tom Harrison Maps

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48!

Mount Whitney Map, Whitney Portal. Topo Trail. Mt Whitney maps. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney Zone Trail Map, Lone Pine, CA; Areas include: Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Cottonwood Lakes, Rock Creek. Whitney Portal Trailheads, Outpost Camp, Trail Camp, Whitney Summit, Mountaineer’s Route, High Sierra Trail, Crescent Meadow, and the John Muir Trail Junction. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689697

Mount Whitney Zone Map

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  • backpacking
  • camping
  • climbing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horsepacking
  • mountaineering

A day hike to Mount Whitney and back to the Portal is not really possible (for most people), so an overnight backpacking trip is a given. High elevations makes for thinner air and more challenging conditions.

Permits are required to hike this popular peak – DAY HIKERS or OVERNIGHTERS. Authorities limit the amount of people that can be on these trails. A lottery tackles the choice of who gets to go this year. Annual deadline is April 30 @ recreation.gov

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Mount Whitney Zone Map

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Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. It is in East–Central California, on the boundary between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles west-northwest of North America’s lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, at 282 feet below sea level. The mountain’s west slope is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 miles from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The eastern slopes are in Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

Mount Whitney’s summit is on the Sierra Crest and the Great Basin Divide. It lies near many of the Sierra Nevada’s highest peaks. The peak rises dramatically above the Owens Valley, sitting 10,778 feet or just over 2 miles above the town of Lone Pine 15 miles to the east, in the Owens Valley. It rises more gradually on the west side, lying only about 3,000 feet above the John Muir Trail at Guitar Lake. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with its famously jagged ridges extending to the sides. Mount Whitney is above the tree line and has an alpine climate and ecology.

see also –

Mount Whitney Highcountry Map
Inyo National Forest Map USDA
Inyo Forest Atlas
John Muir Wilderness Maps
John Muir Trail Books

Mount Whitney High Country Map


Mount Whitney High Country Trail Map
Whitney High Country Map
Tom Harrison Maps

Mt Whitney is the highest mountain peak in the lower 48!

Mount Whitney High Country Map, Whitney trail map, Topo trails. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney High Country, with Lone Pine California. Pear Lake, Lodgepole, Mineral King, Mt. Whitney Peak, Kern Canyon, Ash Mountain, Whitney Portal, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, Triple Divide Peak, Cottonwoods Lakes, Horseshoe Meadow. Eastern Sierra, High Sierra Backpacking, Mount Whitney Map, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mount Whitney Map by Tom Harrison, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra Hikes, Mt Whitney California Topo, Waterproof, Topographic Maps California, Sierra Whitney Hike, High Country Trails, California Sierra Mountains Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689512

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Mt. Whitney High Country Map

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see also –

Mount Whitney Zone Map
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map

Whitney Map

Whitney Portal Falls

A day hike to Mount Whitney and back to the Portal is not possible, so an overnight backpacking trip is a given. High elevations makes for thinner air and more challenging conditions.

Permits are required to hike this popular peak. They limit the amount of people that can be on these trails. A lottery tackles the choice of who gets to go this year. Annual deadline is April 30 @ recreation.gov

Whitney High Country Map

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Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. It is in East–Central California, on the boundary between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles west-northwest of North America’s lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, at 282 feet below sea level. The mountain’s west slope is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 miles from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The eastern slopes are in Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

Mount Whitney’s summit is on the Sierra Crest and the Great Basin Divide. It lies near many of the Sierra Nevada’s highest peaks. The peak rises dramatically above the Owens Valley, sitting 10,778 feet or just over 2 miles above the town of Lone Pine 15 miles to the east, in the Owens Valley. It rises more gradually on the west side, lying only about 3,000 feet above the John Muir Trail at Guitar Lake. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with its famously jagged ridges extending to the sides. Mount Whitney is above the tree line and has an alpine climate and ecology.

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Yosemite Valley Trail Map

Yosemite Valley Map
by Tom Harrison

valleyfloor

  • bike
  • camp
  • climb
  • hike
  • picnic
  • river
  • waterfalls

Tom Harrison Yosemite Valley Map, Topo Trail Map Yosemite Parks, Hiking Trails Yosemite Valley Trails, Yosemite National Park Maps Hiking Trails Topo Map; Regions include – Yosemite Valley Mirror Lake, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome Hiking, Nevada Falls, Mist Trail, Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park Campgrounds, Trailheads, Shuttle Stops, Merced River. Easily understood w/ several languages too!

Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 24K; ISBN# 9781877689604

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The Valley Floor of Yosemite

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Yosemite Valley Trail Map

TOP of Yosemite Falls (see water on lower left)

Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. The Tunnel View is the first view of the Valley for many visitors and is extensively photographed. El Capitan, a prominent granite cliff that looms over Yosemite Valley, is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world because of its diverse range of climbing routes in addition to its year-round accessibility. Granite domes such as Sentinel Dome and Half Dome rise 3,000 and 4,800 feet, respectively, above the valley floor at 4000 feet.

The high country of Yosemite contains beautiful areas such as Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, the Clark Range, the Cathedral Range, and the Kuna Crest. The Sierra crest and the Pacific Crest Trail run through Yosemite, with peaks of red metamorphic rock, such as Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs, and granite peaks, such as Mount Conness. Mount Lyell is the highest point in the park, standing at 13,120 feet. The Lyell Glacier is the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park and is one of the few remaining in the Sierra Nevada today.
Yosemite Books
The park has three groves of ancient giant sequoia trees; the Mariposa Grove (200 trees), the Tuolumne Grove (25 trees), and the Merced Grove (20 trees). Many of the trees in Mariposa Grove were recently toppled by severe winds in 2020; Groves may be closed due to cleanup efforts.

see also –
All Yosemite Maps by Tom Harrison
Yosemite Books
Half Dome Trail Map