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

Devils Postpile Trail Map

minarets

Minarets @ Mammoth


Devils Postpile Map
Tom Harrison

Devils Postpile National Monument
Mammoth Lakes, June Lake Loop
Eastern Sierra Mountains

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Devils Postpile CA; Mammoth Lakes Area, Eastern Sierra Hikes; Cool California Geology, Camping Sierra Nevada mountains. Areas Include: Gem Lake, Minarets Hiking Trails, Rainbow Falls, Garnet Lake, Ritter Range, June Mountain, Mammoth Minarets, Agnew Meadows, Thousand Island Lake; Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Hiking Backpacking Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Trail Maps, Tom Harrison Topo Map Mammoth Hikes, Mammoth Mountains, Topo, Waterproof, Topographic Maps.

fishing mapDurable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 40K; Tom Harrison brand ISBN# 9781877689673

avenza mapsdownload digital version of this map –
Devils Postpile Trail Map

Devils Postpile Trail Map

Post Piles @ Mammoth

Devils Postpile Map

PREVIOUS EDITION MAP

hike mammoth

the details

Inyo National Forest
Sierra National Forest
Ansel Adams Wilderness

old maps

REAL OLD MAP

nearby towns –hikers map

see also –
Mammoth Highcountry Trail Map
Mammoth Lakes Map NatGeo
Mono Divide Highcountry Map

Ansel Adams Topo Map

Devils Postpile Trail Map

NPS Ranger Station

 

Devils Postpile Trail Map

Trailheads @ Devils Post Pile National Monument