Death Valley Books

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

Death Valley Books

Dante’s View, DVNP

Hiking Book DVNP

Moon Death Valley Book

DVNP Photographers Book

Off Road Death Valley

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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.

Bad Water

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.

Tallest Peak

The highest point in Death Valley National Park is Telescope Peak, in the Panamint Range, which has an elevation of 11,043 feet. This is one of the few spots that you can see the lowest point and the highest peak in the lower 48 states.

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.

Desert Climate

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.

Explore Death Valley

Geology of Death Valley

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History of Death Valley

Road Guide DVNP

see also

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

US 395 map

Amargosa Opera House @ Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Books

San Diego Backcountry Map

San Diego Backcountry Map

San Diego Desert Mao

TH SD topo map

OLDER EDITION

Topographic Maps by Tom Harrison: San Diego Deserts, Anza Borrego Desert. The #1 top selling map for the San Diego deserts!

San Diego Backcountry Recreation Map covers the entire Anza Borrego Desert State Park, the largest State Park in California & some portions of Cleveland National Forest; San Diego County Road S-2, S-22, Interstate 8, Highway 78 & Highway 94 to Tecate Mexico.

Areas surrounding Borrego Springs, Anza Borrego Park map, Julian & Warner Springs. PCT access (Pacific Crest Trail) plus Table Mountain, Sheep Canyon, OHV Deserts Ocotillo Wells SVRA, McCain Valley Camping, Carrizo Gorge Trestle Hike, Jacumba Hot Springs, Tierra del Sol 4×4 Trails, San Diego Lake Morena, Barrett Lake, Campo CA Potrero Regional Park, Agua Caliente Hot Springs, Vallecito, Carrizo Goat Trestle & Canyon sin Nombre Badlands.

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San Diego Backcountry Map
by Tom Harrison

Recreation Map by Tom Harrison. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689543

San Diego Desert Map

Borrego Desert is known best for Spring wildflowers (FEB-APRIL)

Two New San Diego Maps by Calico

San Diego County Trail Map

San Diego County Trail Map

Mount Laguna Map

Mount Laguna Trail Map

see also –
Cleveland National Forest Map 
Cleveland Forest Topo Atlas
Wilderness Press Map of Anza Borrego Desert

camp map

more exploring Anza Borrego:

Anza 4×4 Trails
Agua Caliente Hot Springs
Canon Sin Nombre Slot Canyons
Carrizo Gorge Goat Trestle
Culp Valley Camping
Great Overland Stagecoach Route of 1849
Mason Valley Truck Trail
Old Kane Springs Road
Split Mountain
Vallecito

Split Mountain Borrego

Split Mountain, Anza Borrego State Park, Southern California

4x4 maps

download digital maps

apps/maps:
download digital topos & maps

hiking

San Diego Camping, Anza Borrego Desert:

hikers map

nearby towns:

Hiking Maps Anza

Exploring wind caves in Anza Borrego Desert

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campsunset

The whole canyon, all to yourself

 

Big Sur Books

California Central Coast:
Big Sur

Big Sur Books

Find Maps on Big Sur, California:

Big Sur Books

Big Sur Books

Books on the Big Sur Coast & Mountains

Backpacking Book

Big Sur Canyon Hikes

Kayak Big Sur Coast

Nepenthe Book

Biking Big Sur Coast

Day Hikes Big Sur

Big Sur Books

History of Big Sur

Ventana Wilderness Map

Ventana Wilderness
Big Sur Hiking Maps

Ventana Wilderness Map

Buckeye Trail in Silver Peak Wilderness

Several map makers offer topographic hiking maps for the Ventana Wilderness Map, located on the super scenic Big Sur coast in California. Silver Peak Wilderness is to the south of Ventana, and usually included on the same map. Perfect for day hikes, overnight backpacking trips or just getting an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean.

ventana map

Ventana Wilderness

Silver Peak Wilderness

Big Sur NatGeo Map

Ventana Wilderness Map USDA
found at USGS: Ventana Trail MapVentana Wilderness Map

Silver Peak Wilderness located inside the northern section of Los Padres National Forest (Monterey County California)

If you plan on backpacking the Big Sur Coast, this is the California topo map you will need. This map covers both the southern section – Silver Peak Wilderness & the northern most Ventana hiking areas. This map covers everything south and east of Andrew Molera State Park over to Sierra de Salinas near Hwy 101, and southward to Ragged Point & Windy Point in the southern Big Sur coastline. Camp in coastal redwood groves, hike the trails with outstanding views over the Pacific Ocean, and play in the numerous fern lined creeks.

Map printed with vegetable oil based ink, on waterproof polypropylene plastic. Might be available from Los Padres USFS Ranger Stations. USDA printing 2007; Scale 1: 63 – ISBN# 9781593514655

Ventana Wilderness Map

Big Sur Wilderness Press

Ventana Wilderness Map

big sur back roads

nearby towns:

Ventana Wilderness Map

ocean glare afternoons

day hikes big sur

see also –

Big Sur Books
Big Sur Maps
Los Padres National Forest Maps
Los Padres Forest Atlas