Lake Mead Map

Lake Mead Map

Lake Mead Map #204

Hoover Dam, Lake Mohave, Las Vegas Nevada
Colorado River Camping, Lake Mead NRA

NatGeo Trails Illustrated Lake Mead Map #204 Las Vegas Hiking Trails, NV Vegas Camping. National Geographic Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada.

Valley of Fire State Park, River Mountains Loop Trail, Gold Butte, Bitter Springs Backcountry Byway, Colorado River Camping, Hoover Dam, Muddy Mountain Wilderness, Lake Mohave, Princess Cove, Ireteba Peaks Wilderness BLM, Cottonwood Cove, Black Mountains BLM AZ, Eldorado Canyon, Eldorado Wilderness, Pinto Valley Wilderness, Spirit Mountain Wilderness.

Backcountry roads, OHV, dirt roads, hiking trails, desert lakes, river trails, fishing, boating, boat launches, houseboating, coves, camping, campgrounds, RV sites, all roads and highways,  GPS Compatible, Full UTM Grid. Waterproof Map. ISBN# 9781566954006

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Lake Mead Map

Lake Mead Map

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Lake Mohave is below the Hoover Dam

Lake Mead Map

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Lower Colorado Basin

Lower Colorado River Operations

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Hoover Dam has hike-in hot springs? You betcha.
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Lake Mead is a man-made lake that lies on the Colorado River, 25 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. It is the largest reservoir in the United States in terms of water capacity. Formed by the Hoover Dam on September 30, 1935, the reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada, as well as some of Mexico, providing sustenance to nearly 20 million people and large areas of farmland.

Lake Mohave is quieter, water is cleaner; features an undeveloped shoreline; off road trails and primitive camping in coves. Bring your own firewood, as there is no forest left in this desert.

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Lake Mohave Deep Washes

other Nevada parks nearby –

El Dorado Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Mount Charleston

Valley of Fire State Park 

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire State Park, Las Vegas, NV

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2009 building the new highway bypass bridge, over the Hoover Dam

see also – 

Grand Canyon National Park Map
Flagstaff Sedona Map
Red Rock Las Vegas Map
Zion National Park Map

Ventana Wilderness Map

Ventana Wilderness 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 Wilderness

Silver Peak Wilderness

Ventana Wilderness Map USDA
Ventana Trail Map / Coastal Trails / Big Sur Trail MapVentana Wilderness Map

Good luck trying to find the USFS map for Ventana. May only be available at the ranger station.

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

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

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

Eastern Sierra Books

Eastern Sierra Books

Flower Lake, Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains

Eastern Sierra Books
Mount Whitney, Bishop Hikes, Rock Creek, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake & Mono Lake

Eastern Sierra Books

Eastern Sierra Books

Eastern Sierra Books

Eastern Sierra Books

The Eastern Sierra is a region in California comprising the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, which includes Mono and Inyo Counties. The main thoroughfare is US Highway 395, which passes through Bridgeport, Lee Vining, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, Lone Pine, and Olancha, with Bishop being the largest city in the area. It is sparsely populated but well known for its scenery; major points of interest include Mono Lake, Bodie, Mammoth Lakes, Manzanar, and parts of Yosemite National Park and Death Valley National Park.

Mountain Peaks above 14,000 feet elevation: Mount Whitney, Williamson, North Palisade, Sill, Russell, Split, Langley, Tyndall, Muir, Middle Palisade.

Wilderness Areas: Ansel Adams, Bright Star, Chimney Peak, Domeland, Emigrant, Golden Trout, Hoover, John Muir, Mount Rose, Owens Peak, Owens River Headwaters, Sacatar Trail, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Yosemite

Eastern Sierra Books

High Sierra Lakes – Day Hikes

Eastern Sierra Maps:

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