Death Valley Books

Death Valley Road Trip, Camping Death Valley National Park, Mojave Desert California

Death Valley Books

Dante’s View, DVNP

Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert, bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is one of the hottest places on Earth.

The Badwater Basin is the point of lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet below sea level. It is located 85 miles east-southeast of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, with an elevation of 14,505 feet.

Lying mostly in Inyo County, California, near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve. It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Grapevine Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively. It has an area of about 3,000 sq miles.

The highest point in Death Valley National Park is Telescope Peak, in the Panamint Range, which has an elevation of 11,043 feet.

Death Valley has a subtropical, hot desert climate, with long, extremely hot summers; short, mild winters; and little rainfall.

The valley is extremely dry, because it lies in the rain shadow of four major mountain ranges (including the Sierra Nevada and Panamint Range). Moisture moving inland from the Pacific Ocean must pass eastward over the mountains to reach Death Valley; as air masses are forced upward by each range, they cool and moisture condenses, to fall as rain or snow on the western slopes. When the air masses reach Death Valley, most of the moisture has already been lost and there is little left to fall as precipitation.

Death Valley Books

Death Valley Books

Death Valley Books

Death Valley Books

see also

Death Valley Topo Map
Benchmark California Atlas
Inyo National Forest Map
Inyo Forest Topo Atlas
Jawbone Canyon Map

Amargosa Opera House @ Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Books

Death Valley Maps

Death Valley National Park Maps
Hiking, Camping, 4×4 Routes

Death Valley Maps

Artists Palette Drive (now paved)

Death Valley Trail Map

Topographical maps for DVNP can be found through Tom Harrison and National Geographic. Wilderness Press makes a couple of decent hiking books too.

Inyo National Forest Map from the USDA covers tall mountain peaks west of the National Park. Panamint Valley, Saline Valley, Darwin, Ballarat ghost town are all located on the west side and are also featured on these topographic maps.

National Park Map

Death Valley Recreation Map , Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison Recreation Map: Death Valley Maps; Death Valley National Park CA, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells. Eureka Dunes, The Racetrack, Panamint Valley Off Roading, 4×4 Death Valley, Skidoo, Shoshone, Darwin Falls, Darwin Wilderness, Eureka Dunes, Furnace Creek, Zabriskie Point, Stovepipe Wells, Teakettle Junction, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Goler Wash; Barker Ranch, Ballarat Ghost Town California Mining Districts, Mojave Mining Camps, Saline Valley Hot Springs; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 250K; ISBN# 9781877689574

digital mapsdownload digital version of this map –
Death Valley Park Recreation Map

Death Valley Desert Maps

Saline Hot Pools @ Saline Valley, DVNP

DEATH VALLEY MAP

OLD VERSION

nearby towns –

death valley map

REAL OLD MAP

Death Valley Maps

Trails Illustrated Map, National Geographic Death Valley National Park Map #221

Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic. Death Valley National Park map #221. Inyo Mountains, Inyo Desert Camping, Badwater, Telescope Peak, Panamint Valley, Panamint Range, Ballarat ghost town, Manson Cabin, Amargosa mountains, Death Valley Backcountry map. Hiking Map. Many, many dirt roads and old mining operations to explore. Very detailed & colorful. Waterproof Plastic Map; Tear Resistant. GPS data. ISBN#749717012219

California Desert Map

Death Valley Maps, Death Valley National Park, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, Eureka Dunes, Panamint Valley, Scotty’s Castle, Barker Ranch, Manson Ranch, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells. Eureka Dunes, The Racetrack, Panamint Valley Off Roading, 4×4 Death Valley, Skidoo, Shoshone, Darwin Falls, Darwin Wilderness, Eureka Dunes, Furnace Creek, Zabriskie Point, Stovepipe Wells, Teakettle Junction, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Goler Wash; Barker Ranch, Ballarat Ghost Town California Mining Districts, Mojave Mining Camps, Saline Valley Hot Springs


Inyo Forest Topo Atlas

High Sierra Topo Map
Eastern Sierra Nevada, California
Inyo National Forest Atlas

inyo atlas

fishing mapThe INYO atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Inyo National Forest) Both sides of US Highway 395! From Olancha to Yosemite, Bodie ghost town to Darwin near Death Valley. This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hot springs, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. 117 pages. Printed in 2014. ISBN# 9781628114058

south_lake

South Lake near Bishop CA

see also –

Inyo National Forest Map
Mount Whitney Maps
Death Valley Maps
Bishop Pass Map
Palisades Trail Map
Mammoth Highcountry Map
Mammoth Mono Trail Map
Ansel Adams Wilderness Map
John Muir Wilderness Map
Fishing Maps for California

regional towns:inyo topo map

Inyo National Forest NFS

cottonwoodcampsite
Cottonwood Lakes and Horseshoe Meadow, an alternate hiking approach to Mount Whitney

hikers map

dunderberg

Inyo National Forest QUADS:
from south to northhorse trail maps

Inyo back roads Maps

Inyo back roads, 4×4 routes and hiking trailheads

Inyo National Forest Topo Maps, Topographical Inyo Map, Eastern Sierra, Olancha Peak, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Whitney, Mammoth, June Lake, Rock Creek, Lee Vining, Bishop, Sabrina, Palisades Glacier, Onion Valley, Independence, Coyote Flat Lake

Inyo Forest Topo Maps