Whitney Map

Mount Whitney
by NatGeo Map #322

Whitney MapMount Whitney is universally famous as the highest peak in the contiguous United States, as well as the highest point in California. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Mount Whitney delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in your exploration of this beautiful region. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key areas of interest including Sequoia, Kings Canyon NP, Inyo NF and John Muir Wilderness; South Fork Kern River; Diaz Lake; and Cottonwood Lakes.

Whitney MapWith miles of mapped trails including the popular Pacific Crest and John Muir trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region. The clearly marked trails include mileage between intersections. A Mount Whitney trail profile inset showing the changes in altitude from various points along the Pacific Crest Trail Junction and the Whitney Portal Trailhead provides a handy tool for hikers. Scenic byways are noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. Some of the many recreation features noted are campgrounds, trailheads, boat launches, swimming and fishing areas, and pack stations. Map includes helpful information about climbing Mount Whitney. (which you should do online and offline, months in advance, if you really plan to hike the peak)

Inyo National Forest National Forest Maps

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Whitney Portal is a tourists attraction, as well as a NFS campground, and trailhead for the thousands of hikers who visit the area. Whitney Portal Road leads uphill 20 miles from US 395 @ Lone Pine, CA

see also –

Mt Whitney Zone Map & Mount Whitney Highcountry Map, both by Tom Harrison Maps

Inyo National Forest Map USDA

Inyo National Forest Topo Atlas 

Bishop Pass Trail Map

John Muir Wilderness / JMT Maps

Golden Trout Wilderness Maps

Whitney Map

Mount Whitney Topo

by Wilderness Press Maps

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Whitney Portal Store & Cafe

EASTERN SIERRA US 395

nearby towns:

Zion National Park Map

Zion National Park Map

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

 

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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 National Park Map

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

Zion National Park Map

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.

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apps/maps:
download digital topos & maps

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more maps on Utah


Zion National Park Map

Atop Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

see also –

Bryce Canyon National Park Map
Capital Reef National Park Map 
Utah Maps
Utah Books

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

Los Padres Map West

Los Padres NF West
NatGeo Map #813

Los Padres Map WestNational Geographic makes the Trails Illustrated Map for the west side of Los Padres NF. The Santa Barbara Mountains, Santa Maria, Santa Lucia Mountains and San Luis Obispo area.

Los Padres Map WestArroyo Grande, Cuyama River, Garcia Wilderness, Goleta, Grover Beach, Irish Hills, La Panza Range, Lake Cachuma, Los Padres National Forest, Machesna Mountain Wilderness, Point San Luis, Purisima Hills, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Bay, San Rafael Mountains, San Rafael Wilderness, Santa Lucia Wilderness, Santa Margarita Lake, Sierra Madre Mountains, Sisquoc River, Timber Peak. Gaviota State Park; Pismo Beach, Refugio SB and El Capitan State Beaches; Lake Cachuma; Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park; Sisquoc Wild and Scenic River; Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area; and Santa Margarita Lake Regional Park.

Los Padres Map West

Launch Spot @ Pine Mountain Reyes Peak

4x4 mapsExcellent hiking and wildflowers at Figueroa Mountain. 4×4 trails and camping at Rock Front Ranch. Santa Lucia off Hwy 166, has abundant dirt back roads and a long hike to indian petroglyphs. Pozo Saloon is located in the San Luis Obispo backcountry.  Gaviota Hot Springs is a short hike near US Hwy 101. Small Campgrounds can be found in Los Padres.

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Camping near Reyes Peak @ Pine Mountain, Hwy 33

Los Padres Map West

see also – 

Los Padres Map East
Los Padres Forest Atlas
Dick Smith Wilderness Map
Sespe Wilderness Map