NatGeo Map #306
Yosemite SW – Wawona & Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Southwest Map
Wawona Map – CA Highway 41: NatGeo Trails Illustrated Yosemite SW, Wawona Map #306. Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Glacier Point, Tamarack Flat, Mariposa Grove, Chilnualna Falls, White Wolf, Merced River, Bridalveil Fall, Chowchilla Mountains, El Capitan, Illilouette Falls, Lower Yosemite Fall, Nevada Fall, Ribbon Fall, Sierra National Forest, Silver Strand Falls, Stanislaus National Forest, Upper Yosemite Falls. Yosemite South Entrance @ California SR 41
Waterfalls appear after a big sudden thunderstorm.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #214 Zion Canyon, Virgin River, Zion NP
Zion National Park, UT – Zion Narrows, Kolob Canyons, La Verkin Creek Trail, Hop Valley Trail, Wildcat Canyon, West Rim Trail, Floor of the Valley Road, East Rim Trail, Telephone Canyon, and the Virgin River.
Waterproof Map Paper. Printed in 2019, ISBN 9781566952972
Zion National Park Map
Zion Canyon is a mini Yosemite Valley, in red rock, in the high desert.
A terra cotta colored wonderland.
Zion National Park is one of the most visited of all the Utah National Parks Loop, due primarily to its proximity to Las Vegas, NV and Interstate 15.
Zion Canyon, from hiking trail to Angel’s Landing
ZION NP OVERVIEW: To prevent traffic jams and preserve the wildness, the NPS offers a common parking lot (on Hwy 9 @ Springdale, UT) with tram/shuttle service to and from the valley. Plan to be away from your car most of the day when visiting the main canyon. Unless of course, you have reservations at the main lodge. Numerous hiking trails, the Virgin River, Zion Lodge and a restaurants.
Utah Highway 9 leads east through tunnels and more amazing rock scenery, with abundant pullouts for RVs and visitors. Nice uncrowded hikes can be found on the east side of the National Park at many of these random parking lots along the highway.
A small portion of Zion National Park parallels Interstate 15. This Kolob Area is far less crowded than the rest of the park, but no camping is allowed.
Abundant boondock camps can be found all over the Zion area, even along the freeway.
Awesome camps that we discovered in the late 1990’s are now well known and crowded, all year long.
Free river beach campsites W of Rockville, high country of the Smithsonian Butte trail, above Grafton ghost town. These areas are NO LONGER a secret, and are very crowded. BLM camping at Leeds exit is on a first come basis and limited, so you better arrive before dark for the best spots.
EXPERTS TIP – Buy a real map and learn to find campsites, that no one else knows about. Mark a GPS waypoints for future reference. Have the whole place to yourself for once!
Benchmark Atlas: Utah
Hiking Zion National Park – Refrigerator Canyon. Refreshingly cool breezes pass through this canyon, so even hot summer days are okay. A great place to escape the mid-day heat.
Mount Lassen Atlas Lassen National Forest Topo Map
Atlas includes both the Lassen Volcanic National Park & the surrounding Lassen National Forest.
Lassen Peak, Lake Almanor, Buttes Meadows, Westwood, Susanville, Eagle Lake, Hat Creek, Burney Mountain, Lassen National Park
The LASSEN atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Lassen National Forest, plus the Lassen Volcanic National Park) This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. USDA printed in 2012. ISBN# 9781593519216
Lassen Peak, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mount Lassen
The Lassen Volcanic National Park is visited by more than 350,000 people every year. Incorporating more than 150 miles of hiking trails, it is visited by people looking to hike or backpack during the summers. Popular winter activities include snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. As the second-tallest volcano in Northern California, trailing only Mount Shasta, Lassen Peak is frequently visited by climbers and hikers from around the world. The summit opens for use most years near the end of June, remaining in use until snow falls in October or November.
The mountain’s summit trail can be accessed from a parking lot on the northern side of the California State Route 89. The Lassen Peak Trail, which starts from this parking area, runs for 2 ½ miles with switchback turns, a round-trip hike 5 mi in length that ascends approximately 2,000 feet from the trailhead at 8,500 feet to the summit at 10,457 feet. From the northeast summit, Lassen’s 1915 mudflow and Prospect Peak are visible; the northwestern summit offers views of Lassen’s two bowl-shaped craters and Mount Shasta, 80 miles to the north. The southern entrance to the park area has a winter sports area where visitors can ski, snowshoe, and within the Lassen National Forest, visitors can also bicycle, go boating, or use snowmobiles.