Hiking Maps AZ & Books for Camping Arizona
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Northern California’s Klamath region is a wild and rugged country, for city folks thinking about visiting, especially during the wet winters. Call ahead to local ranger stations to find out if the roads are indeed open and if 4×4 is required. Always check the weather forecast and do not expect cell phone coverage in this remote, steep, narrow, river canyon landscape. Rock slides and landslides are quite common, therefore you should be well prepared to spend the night in your vehicle. Pack warm clothes, blankets, flashlights, food and drinking water whenever you travel in this neck of the woods.
Northern California forest situated around the Klamath River
Klamath River Map / Klamath National Forest
USGS map California: Klamath Map. Klamath River Camping, Hiking and Fishing. NorCal Mountains, Rivers, Creeks
Klamath 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: Northern California, Trinity County, Siskiyou County, Humbolt County, Yreka, Fort Jones, Happy Camp, Klamath River, Scott River, Salmon River, Marble Mountain Wilderness, Salmon Mountains , Macdoel, Goosenest, Oak Knoll, Ukonom, Orleans, Butte Valley Wildlife Area, Somes Bar, Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon border.
Map Size: 35″x 45″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; ISBN# 9781628114249
Road conditions on Klamath Forest roads can change at a moment’s notice. In Northern California wet climate, sudden storms can cause land slides, deep mud, erosion and flash floods. Areas that were easily accessible in other seasons can become treacherous in winter. Forest roads may be closed and gated in winter months. A high-clearance vehicle is best when traveling within the Klamath National Forest, and in wetter months 4-wheel drive may be required on the back roads This region in particular has an increased risk of avalanche, even along paved Highway 96.
Since Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular destinations inside California, several cartographers make overview maps and hiking maps for this busy park. Much of the area is covered in snow half the year and roads are closed annually. So know before you go and call the rangers. Double check campgrounds, trails, road conditions and weather, all prior to trip departure.
Tom Harrison is has an extensive list of trail maps which include the low elevations of Yosemite Valley, as well as the higher elevation backcountry. Waterproof trail maps, topographic w/ camps, canyons, climbs, creeks, lakes, peaks, all terrain.
National Geographic also makes a series of colorful Yosemite maps, which span the whole park from west to east. Waterproof, tear-resistant, folded, two-sided maps. Wilderness Press makes a couple too!
Yosemite National Park Map
by Tom Harrison Maps
Tom Harrison Recreation Map
Yosemite National Park Map, Topo Map Yosemite Parks Trails, Hiking Trails Yosemite overview Map; GPS compatible, UTM grid; Shaded relief topo map. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Compact and folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689505
download digital version of this map –
Yosemite National Park Map
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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