Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison

Desolation Wilderness Map Trail Map, Tahoe Lake Camping. Lake Tahoe, CA; Tahoe Westside, Loon Lake camping, Lake Aloha, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, DL Bliss State Park, Echo Lake, Velma Lake, Wrights Lake, Rubicon River, Rubicon 4×4 Trail, Rockbound Valley, Tahoe Rim Trail hiking PCT Pacific Crest Trail; Sierra Nevada High Country Tahoe hiking; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42.24K; ISBN# 9781877689611

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Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

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Desolation Wilderness on the Westside of Lake Tahoe

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NEWER VERSION


Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Two different recreation maps for the Lake Tahoe Basin are created by the USDA & NatGeo. Several smaller brands for regional topographic trail maps. The US Forest Service has the Tahoe National Forest Map that encompasses a much larger area. Numerous books exist for backpacking and hiking around Tahoe.

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NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin

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Lake Tahoe Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic

Recreation Map for Lake Tahoe Basin, Topographic Lake Map, Backroads Hiking Maps, Tahoe Backpacking, Tahoe Camping, All Campgrounds, Trailheads, Creeks and Lakes. Sierra Nevada Back Roads, Truckee River Camping & Hiking Map. Very detailed & colorful. 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344

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townNcountryMany believe that Lake Tahoe was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcanic crater, but the natural lake and mountain basin was actually formed by the rise and fall of the landscape due to faulting.

The Tahoe Basin which spans approximately 22 miles long (and 12 wide), is located on top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Separating California from Nevada state, a year-round, mountain resort destination. The lake is often referred to as “Jewel of the Sierra”.

Largest freshwater, alpine lake in North America.
Second deepest lake in the U.S.
Second highest lake in the U.S.

LAKE TAHOE – 6625′ elevation above sea level

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity

USGS Map California: Lake Tahoe Basin Map; Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Granite Chief, Fallen Leaf Lake. Tahoe Recreation, Camping Map. USDA NFS Recreation Area. All forest lands, trails & roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808. Older version printed on paper in 1998.

TAHOE OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • backpacking
  • boating
  • camping
  • casinos
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • off-roading
  • sailing
  • snow skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • xc skiing

see also –
Tom Harrison Tahoe Rim Trail

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Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

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4×4 Guide Tahoe NF

Sawmill Lake

Sawmill Lake, Tahoe NF – N of Donner Pass I-80

4Wheeler’s Guide to Trails of the Tahoe National Forest, CA; Lake Tahoe to the North Yuba River; Northern Sierra Nevada mountains, N Gold Country California

4Wheeler’s Guide to the Rubicon Trail

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see also –

Lake Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

Tahoe National Forest Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin – Recreation @ Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Rim Trail Topo Map by Tom Harrison

Tahoe Forest Maps by National Geographic

Tahoe East – Sierra Buttes & Donner Pass

Tahoe West – Yuba River & American River

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Desolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness Maps
Westside of Lake Tahoe

High Sierra Granite, Lakes Sierra Nevada California

Several maps and books cover this Sierra Wilderness Area located right next to Lake Tahoe, the premier alpine lake destinations on the West Coast.

Tahoe Wilderness Winter

Desolation Map

Desolation Wilderness USDA Map

Desolation Map / Desolation Wilderness / Hikes Tahoe
Limited availability. May be found at local ranger stations near Lake Tahoe.

Backpacking & Hiking Trail Map for Desolation Wilderness (Part of El Dorado NF) Waterproof Plastic Paper. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 2″ to mile; ISBN# 9781593514402

Wilderness Press publishes a Desolation Map too!

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison MapsTrail Map Desolation

Desolation Wilderness Map Trail Map, Tahoe Lake Camping. Lake Tahoe, CA; Tahoe Westside, Loon Lake camping, Lake Aloha, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, DL Bliss State Park, Echo Lake, Velma Lake, Wrights Lake, Rubicon River, Rubicon 4×4 Trail, Rockbound Valley, Tahoe Rim Trail hiking PCT Pacific Crest Trail; Sierra Nevada High Country Tahoe hiking; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42.24K; ISBN# 9781877689611

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see also –
Lake Tahoe Basin Maps

Desolation Books –

Trail Tools Desolation Maps (1996) by Dennis O’Neill