Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

Ansel Adams Map USDA
USDA Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams Wilderness, part of Inyo NF and Sierra NF

This High Sierra terrain spans some of the most majestic areas of the Sierra Nevada – the youngest mountain range in the U.S. This wilderness is bordered by National Parks, National Forests, and other Wilderness Areas – all the way around it. Kaiser Wilderness and Lake Edison inside Sierra NF on the west, Yosemite National Park on the north, Inyo NF on the east side, and John Muir Wilderness on the south end. Wow!

This 230,300 acre, high elevation wilderness was formerly the Minarets Wilderness, renamed in 1984 to honor the pioneering landscape photographer, Ansel Adams. Known for spectacular alpine scenery, elevations range from 7,000 to 14,000 feet. Rugged granite peaks and passes, with alpine lakes, includes high country east of the Sierra crest. Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail cross this High Sierra Wilderness region.

This USDA map is also available at Ranger Stations.

Perfect for packing and hiking references, fishing lakes, creeks, high altitude camp sites, horse packing routes, or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on waterproof plastic paper. Updated in 2011. ISBN# 9781593515188

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see also –

Ansel Adams Trail Map

Ansel Adams Wilderness Trail Map
by Tom Harrison Topo Maps

Eastern Sierra Trail Map

OLDER EDITION

NatGeo Ansel Adams
Map #309
Yosemite SE

NatGeo Map

Ansel Adams Trailhead locations include –

Eastern Sierra: Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Western Sierra: Edison Lake (pictured below), Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Clover Meadow, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, NorthFork via Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.

Edison Lake

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 USA

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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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

Lake Tahoe Maps

Maps of Lake Tahoe California

Lake Tahoe Maps

Lake Tahoe Maps come in all shapes and sizes. For example, National Geographic makes a large Wall Map for display, listed at the bottom of this page. Furthermore, many recreation maps covering a wide range of activities, are also found for the Tahoe region.

Listed are topographic maps for fishing, day hiking, mountain biking, peak climbing, backpacking, camping, off-roading, cross country skiing, as well as back country snow skiing.

Backcountry Ski Maps for TahoeLake Tahoe Maps

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Tahoe Ski Map

Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular destinations in all the Sierra Nevada mountains. Its proximity to Interstate 80 (Donner Pass), in addition to large cities such as – Reno, Nevada and Sacramento, California – make it an easy to reach location that is focused on outdoor recreation vacations. Snow is usually present more than half the year, and winter blizzards can blow hard in these higher elevations. Be prepared drive with chains and enjoy being snowed-in, when the real dumping starts. Consequently, be ready to escape to the indoors, with the casinos of South Lake Tahoe.

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

Franko Maps
Lake Tahoe Map & Fish Guidefishing map

Franko Map Tahoe Fish

Tahoe Wall Map in Tube
Lake Tahoe Wall Map

Kings Canyon High Country Map

Kings Canyon Topo Map

Kings Canyon Wilderness Map

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Kings Canyon High Country Trail Map. Areas include: Rae Lakes, Paradise Valley, Cedar Grove, Kearsarge Pass, LeConte Canyon, Crown Valley, Tehipite Valley, Blackcap Basin; John Muir PCT Wilderness Map, Pacific Crest Trail, US Hwy 395 Eastern Sierra Nevada; Backpacking High Sierra, Hiking Backpacking Kings Canyon National Park.

Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689451

Kings Canyon Wilderness Map

Granite peaks around Kearsarge Pass are simply awesome

Kings Canyon Wilderness Trail Maps

Kings Canyon Wilderness Map

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Kings Canyon High Country Map

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Kings Canyon Wilderness Map

OLD EDITION

Kings Canyon National Park NPS

Kings Canyon Wilderness Map

see also –
Kearsarge Pass Trail Map
Sequoia Kings NP Map by NatGeo
Sequoia Kings Map by Tom Harrison
JMT – John Muir Wilderness Maps
Mineral King Topo Map

nearby destinations –Kings Canyon Wilderness Map

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