Outdoor Deaths

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The books below are warnings to all who wish to be enlightened on wilderness skills and reality. Come all clumsy, clueless and naive. Outdoorsman, weekend campers or highway stranded motorists. Learn from true stories on disappearances.

City folks beware, hundreds of people go missing, vanish or die every year in the wild lands of this country. Most disappear inside popular National Parks and numerous State Parks.

If you are indeed interested to discover how easy it is for people to get lost, fall of a cliff, get injured or attacked, be kidnapped or die in the mountains – then these books may be of use. On foot, by truck or by car, the stories are long and ever detailed, often ending with more questions than answers.

Books on National Park Deaths and other outdoor fatalities

Tales for Cautious Campers

PCT Map #10 N Washington

PCT Map 10 North Washington

PCT WA

Pacific Crest Trail
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 10
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Northern Washington State

Farthest north portion of the Cascade Mountains, inside Washington state. Spans from central Washington to the PCT’s top end point at the Canadian border. USDA National Forest Map. Large fold out map, durable waterproof paper w/ sturdy cardboard cover. ISBN# 9781593515348

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PCT Map #9 S Washington

PCT Map 9 Southern Washington State

Pacific Crest Trail
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 9

Cascades PCT

Columbia River to Snoqualmie Pass

Cascade Mountains in Washington state. Areas include – Norse Peak Wilderness, Chinook Pass, Green Pass, Tacoma Pass, Government Meadow, William O Douglas Wilderness, Old Snowy Mountain, White Pass, Carlton Pass, Tieton Pass, Panther Creek Campground, Crest Horse Camp, Goat Rocks Wilderness, Sawtooth Mountain, Surprise Lakes Campground, Wind River, Horse Camp, Indian Heaven Wilderness. USDA National Forest Map. Large fold out map, durable waterproof paper w/ sturdy cardboard cover. ISBN# 9781593515379

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PCT Map #4 Mid Sierra

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PCT Map #4 Central Sierra Nevada Mountains

Le Conte to Lake Tahoe

Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 4

ALPINE LAKE

ALPINE LAKES, everywhere!

Sierra Nevada Mountains, spanning from Le Conte Canyon to Barker Pass, on the west side of Lake Tahoe. Kings Canyon National Park northward to Lake Tahoe. Covers most of the High Sierra (N of Whitney) and so much more; from Bishop Pass, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, Sonora Pass, Emigrant Wilderness, Ebbetts Pass, Carson Pass, and then overlook the massive mountain lake known as Tahoe. USDA, Large fold out map, durable waterproof paper w/ sturdy cardboard cover. ISBN# 9781593514716
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If you must hike only ONE SECTION of the PCT, then this one stretch, LE CONTE to LAKE TAHOE, is by far the best for high altitude, granite, peaks, passes, total alpine lake bliss, with incredible mountain scenery. When you must limit your big adventure trek, due to time constraints, this portion is some of the most beautiful high elevation terrain in the whole darn nation. Seriously. Better than a movie!

Services like grocery, laundromats, hotels, restaurants, post office, available in SLT (South Lake Tahoe). Postal, food & lodging can be had in numerous locations along certain high country routes – like Vermillion Resort @ Lake Edison. The PCT guide books give good descriptions of these handy trailheads with services, in way more detail.

granite slabs

Yosemite Granite

see also –
Kearsarge Pass Trail Map
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map
Sequoia Kings NP Maps
Mono Divide Highcountry
Mammoth & Mono Map by NatGeo
Mono Lake Map
Yosemite Maps by NatGeo
Yosemite Maps by Tom Harrison
Emigrant Wilderness Map
Toiyabe National Forest Map
Hoover Wilderness Map
Lake Tahoe Maps

carson iceberg

carson iceberg wilderness