California Trail Users Coalition

California Trail Users Coalition

The California Trail Users Coalition is a non-profit corporation designed to be a forum for all trail users (hike, mountain bike, horse, wildlife & vehicle) to discuss related issues, problems and alternative solutions; to assist in the planning, development, maintenance and hosting of trails; and to help enforce the rules of the road; and to develop and maintain programs designed to educate users on proper use of trails and trail etiquette.

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California Trail Users Coalition

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CTUC: California Trail Users Coalition Digital Maps
OHV,
SVRA, BLM, 4×4, ATV, UTE, SUV

many desert locations, and some mountains

listed from north to south

CTUC Stanislaus NF & Yosemite OHV Map
CTUC High Sierra OHV Map
CTUC Sierra National Forest OHV Map
CTUC Sierra Bass Lake OHV Map

CYUC Inyo National Forest South
CTUC Inyo National Forest North

CTUC Sequoia NF & Kennedy Meadows OHV Map
CTUC BLM Keysville & Sequoia NF OHV Map

CTUC Jawbone Canyon & Randburg OHV Map
CTUC Panamint Valley OHV Map
CTUC Dumont Dunes OHV Map
CTUC Amboy Mojave OHV Map
CTUC Mojave El Mirage OHV Map

CTUC Needles OHV Map
CTUC Blythe OHV Map

CTUC San Bernardino & Barstow BLM OHV Map
CTUC Angeles Forest OHV Map
CTUC Cleveland & Idyllwild OHV Map

CTUC Palm Springs OHV Map
CTUC Ocotillo Wells OHV Map

CTUC Imperial Sand Dunes Map

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Dirt Bikers @ Randsburg Ghost Town, North Mojave, CA

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Horse Canyon, North Mojave Desert

Mount Whitney Zone Map


Mt Whitney Zone Trail Map
whitney zone trail map
Tom Harrison Maps

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48!

Mount Whitney Map, Whitney Portal. Topo Trail. Mt Whitney maps. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney Zone Trail Map, Lone Pine, CA; Areas include: Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Cottonwood Lakes, Rock Creek. Whitney Portal Trailheads, Outpost Camp, Trail Camp, Whitney Summit, Mountaineer’s Route, High Sierra Trail, Crescent Meadow, and the John Muir Trail Junction. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689697

Mount Whitney Zone Map

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Mount Whitney Zone Map

 

  • backpacking
  • camping
  • climbing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horsepacking
  • mountaineering

A day hike to Mount Whitney and back to the Portal is not really possible (for most people), so an overnight backpacking trip is a given. High elevations makes for thinner air and more challenging conditions.

Permits are required to hike this popular peak – DAY HIKERS or OVERNIGHTERS. Authorities limit the amount of people that can be on these trails. A lottery tackles the choice of who gets to go this year. Annual deadline is April 30 @ recreation.gov

How many people wanna hike Whitney?

25,005 applications in 2021

Mount Whitney Zone Map

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USEFUL LINKS:

california indpendent

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. It is in East–Central California, on the boundary between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles west-northwest of North America’s lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, at 282 feet below sea level. The mountain’s west slope is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 miles from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The eastern slopes are in Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

Mount Whitney’s summit is on the Sierra Crest and the Great Basin Divide. It lies near many of the Sierra Nevada’s highest peaks. The peak rises dramatically above the Owens Valley, sitting 10,778 feet or just over 2 miles above the town of Lone Pine 15 miles to the east, in the Owens Valley. It rises more gradually on the west side, lying only about 3,000 feet above the John Muir Trail at Guitar Lake. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with its famously jagged ridges extending to the sides. Mount Whitney is above the tree line and has an alpine climate and ecology.

see also –

Mount Whitney Highcountry Map
Inyo National Forest Map USDA
Inyo Forest Atlas
John Muir Wilderness Maps
John Muir Trail Books

Mount Whitney High Country Map


Mount Whitney High Country Trail Map
Whitney High Country Map
Tom Harrison Maps

Mt Whitney is the highest mountain peak in the lower 48!

Mount Whitney High Country Map, Whitney trail map, Topo trails. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney High Country, with Lone Pine California. Pear Lake, Lodgepole, Mineral King, Mt. Whitney Peak, Kern Canyon, Ash Mountain, Whitney Portal, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, Triple Divide Peak, Cottonwoods Lakes, Horseshoe Meadow. Eastern Sierra, High Sierra Backpacking, Mount Whitney Map, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mount Whitney Map by Tom Harrison, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra Hikes, Mt Whitney California Topo, Waterproof, Topographic Maps California, Sierra Whitney Hike, High Country Trails, California Sierra Mountains Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689512

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Mt. Whitney High Country Map

hikers map

see also –

Mount Whitney Zone Map
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map

Whitney Map

Whitney Portal Falls

A day hike to Mount Whitney and back to the Portal is not possible, so an overnight backpacking trip is a given. High elevations makes for thinner air and more challenging conditions.

Permits are required to hike this popular peak. They limit the amount of people that can be on these trails. A lottery tackles the choice of who gets to go this year. Annual deadline is April 30 @ recreation.gov

Whitney High Country Map

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Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. It is in East–Central California, on the boundary between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles west-northwest of North America’s lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, at 282 feet below sea level. The mountain’s west slope is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 miles from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The eastern slopes are in Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

Mount Whitney’s summit is on the Sierra Crest and the Great Basin Divide. It lies near many of the Sierra Nevada’s highest peaks. The peak rises dramatically above the Owens Valley, sitting 10,778 feet or just over 2 miles above the town of Lone Pine 15 miles to the east, in the Owens Valley. It rises more gradually on the west side, lying only about 3,000 feet above the John Muir Trail at Guitar Lake. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with its famously jagged ridges extending to the sides. Mount Whitney is above the tree line and has an alpine climate and ecology.

nearby towns:

PCT Map #4 Mid Sierra

USDA PCT Map 4
PCT Map #4 Central Sierra Nevada Mountains

Le Conte to Lake Tahoe

Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 4

USDA PCT Map 4

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

USDA PCT Map 4
USDA PCT Map 4

LOCALS TIP: 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 beauty.  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.

USDA PCT Map 4

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

USDA PCT Map 4

Carson Iceberg Wilderness