Mineral King Map

Mineral King Map

Mineral King Hiking Map
by Tom Harrison MapsHiking Topo Map

Mineral King Canyon is at the southern end of Sequoia NP, on the western side of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Sequoia Wilderness Maps
Golden Trout Wilderness
Mineral King Trails

Mineral King Map

OLDER EDITION 2012 MAP

Backpacking, Day Hiking, Lake Fishing, Horsepacking

Mineral King Trail Map, Sequoia National Park Hiking Maps, Backpacking Sequoia Mineral King; Area include: Bearpaw Meadow, Franklin Pass, Little Five Lakes, Hockette Meadow, High Sierra Trail, Funston Meadow, Chagoopa Plateau, Atwell Mill Campground, Cold Spring Campground, Silver City California. Three Rivers California; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689833

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Mineral King Topo Map

Mineral King Map

REALLY OLD EDITION

Mineral King Sequoia

Mineral King Valley is inside the southern portion of SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK. Mountain passes access high Sierra terrain (only by foot trail) w/ Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon Highcountry and Golden Trout Wilderness.

camp mapsThe paved road access into this canyon (Mineral King Road) does become a dirt road for a few miles, about half way in. Pavement resumes and continues to the end – where the trailhead parking and campground is situated. Numerous creeks flow through this mountain region.

Mineral King Topo

backpacking & campground camping –

This spectacular mountain setting is quite different from the rest of the Sequoia National Park. Backpackers can arrive late and sleep at the walk-in camps of Cold Springs Campground.

Access to high elevation trailheads; alpine lakes and Golden Trout Wilderness Area. Day hikes, horseback rides, fishing, mountaineering routes are plentiful.

However, bears and marmots are a problem here. Store food in the steel bear boxes provided. Marmots will eat radiator hoses and chew wiring inside your vehicle. Bring a roll of chicken wire to wrap your automobile, if you plan to leave it unattended for any amount of time.

Additionally, evening ranger programs are presented in summer months.
Mineral King Map

Mineral King Camping

Walk-in Camps @
Cold Springs Campground

Mineral King Map
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see also –fishing map
Golden Trout Wilderness Map
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map
Sequoia / Kings National Park Maps
Sequoia National Forest Map
Sequoia Kings Recreation Map
Sequoia Books

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Map

Dinkey Lakes Map

Dinkey Wilderness

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

hikerPerfect 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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Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Trail Map by Tom Harrison

dinkey map

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.

That means this Dinkey Creek Area may become more popular, along with high elevation lakes – Courtright and Wishon Reservoirs – now that this the only unburnt region around.

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.

Dinkey Lake Wilderness

Minimal Snow, Maximum Mud

4×4 Fun – Minimal Snow, Maximum Mud

 

Mammoth High Country Map

Mammoth Mountain California

Mammoth High Country Map
Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison Maps: Mammoth Trail Map, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Eastern Sierra Nevada; Areas include: Hiking Minarets, June Lake, Lee Vining, Ritter Range, Convict Lake, Devils Postpile, Mono Craters, Mono Lake Volcanic, Thousand Island Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Agnew Meadows.

Recreation Map; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689567

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Mammoth High Country Map

Mammoth High Country Map

The Minarets @ Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain is a lava dome complex in Mono County, California. It lies in the southwestern corner of the Long Valley Caldera and consists of about 12 rhyodacite and dacite overlapping domes. These domes formed in a long series of eruptions from 110,000 to 57,000 years ago, building a volcano that reaches 11,059 feet in elevation. During this time, massive dacite eruptions occurred roughly every 5000 years. The volcano is still active with minor eruptions, the largest of which was a minor steam eruption 700 years ago.

Mammoth Mountain also lies on the south end of the Mono-Inyo chain of volcanic craters. The magma source for Mammoth Mountain is distinct from those of both the Long Valley Caldera and the Inyo Craters. Mammoth Mountain is composed primarily of dacite and rhyolite, part of which has been altered by hydrothermal activity from fumaroles (steam vents).

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see also –
Ansel Adams Wilderness Map
Devils Postpile Trail Map
Mammoth Lakes Map NatGeo
Mono Divide Highcountry Map

Mammoth High Country Map

Lake Genevieve

Mammoth High Country Map

PREVIOUS EDITION MAP

Mammoth High Country Map

OLDER MAMMOTH MAP

 

Ansel Adams Wilderness Books

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Books

The Ansel Adams Wilderness is a wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada of California, United States. The wilderness spans 231,533 acres – much of which is located inside the Inyo and Sierra National Forests, and the remaining acres covers nearly all of Devils Postpile National Monument. Yosemite National Park lies to the north and northwest, while the John Muir Wilderness lies to the south.

The wilderness was established as part of the original Wilderness Act in 1964 as the Minarets Wilderness. The 109,500-acre Minarets Wilderness was created by enlarging and renaming the Mount Dana-Minarets Primitive Area. In 1984, after his death, the area was expanded and renamed in memory of Ansel Adams, well-known environmentalist and nature photographer who is famous for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the Sierra Nevada.

The Ansel Adams wilderness spans in elevation from 3,500 to 13,157 feet, forming the northern end of the High Sierra. The centerpiece of the Ansel Adams wilderness is the Ritter Range, which includes dark meta-volcanic glaciated mountains such as Mount Ritter, Banner Peak, and The Minarets.

Immediately to the east of the Ritter Range is the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, which contains Devils Postpile, a series of basaltic columns that were revealed and smoothed by glacier action. The Middle Fork originates from Thousand Island Lake, at the foot of Banner Peak, one of the largest backcountry lakes in the Sierra.

To the east of the Middle Fork canyon is the true Sierra Crest, which, at roughly 10,000 feet of elevation is lower than the Ritter Range. This relatively low region of the Crest allows winter storms through and cause large amounts of snowfall on Mammoth Mountain, which sits in the gap. The gap also allows migration of plants and animals across the Sierra Crest.

To the west of the Ritter Range lies the canyon of the North Fork of the San Joaquin, a relatively remote and unvisited high-country area. The southern part of the wilderness contains the 3,000 feet deep canyon of the main San Joaquin River, which flows out of the Sierra Nevada to California’s Central Valley.


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