PCT Map #4 Mid Sierra

PCT4
PCT Map #4 Central Sierra Nevada Mountains

Le Conte to Lake Tahoe

Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 4

ALPINE LAKE

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
PCT hikes

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, 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.

granite slabs

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

carson iceberg

carson iceberg wilderness

Whitney Map

Mount Whitney
by NatGeo Map #322

Mount 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.

With 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. Helpful information about climbing Mount Whitney.

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Mount Whitney Topo

by Wilderness Press Maps

see also –

Mount Whitney Topo Maps by Tom Harrison

Mount Whitney Hiking Maps

Mount Whitney High Country Map
Mount Whitney Zone Map

both Topographic Maps by Tom Harrison

Whitney Portal Rd

Whitney Portal Road

Mount Whitney Zone
Tom Harrison

Whitney hikes

OLDER VERSION

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

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Mount Whitney High Country Map
Tom Harrison

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

WhitneyFalls

see also –
NatGeo Mount Whitney Map


Emigrant Wilderness Map

Emigrant Trail Maps

Emigrant Wilderness
part of Stanislaus National Forest and north of Yosemite National Park.

Emigrant Wilderness Map USDA

hiking emigrant

OLD VERSION

High Sierra with deep snows close this region annually. Check local rangers for all road conditions, fire info, trail access points before departing on a backcountry trip. Wilderness permits and campfire permits are always required!

Waterproof Plastic Paper. 1″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Printed on plastic in 2002. ISBN# 9781593514034

Sonora Pass Views



Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map

Topo Maps by Tom Harrison

Emigrant

OLD VERSION

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Emigrant Wilderness Map Trail Map, Sonora Pass Map, Sierra Nevada; Kennedy Meadows, CA. Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge, Relief Reservoir, Leavitt Lake, Leavitt Meadows, The Dardanelles, Eagle Meadows; Sonora River fishing, Dardanelle CA. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63.4K; ISBN# 9781877689734

Wilderness Press Topographic Map


Bishop Pass Map

Bishop Pass Hiking Map

  • North Lake
  • Piute Pass – 11,423′ elev
  • Lake Sabrina – 9132′
  • South Lake – 9755′

Bishop Pass Trail Map
Tom Harrison

Bishop, CA – located along US Hwy 395 is a hub for travelers in the Eastern Sierra.

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Bishop Pass Maps, Backpacking Bishop CA; North Lake & South Lake Loop, Evolution Valley. PCT, John Muir Wilderness, LeConte Divide, Inyo National Forest, Inyo High Country, Sierra High Country; Sierra Nevada Passes; Hiking near Mount Whitney Backpacking Trip, california sierra camping; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 48K; ISBN# 9781877689680

High Sierra backcountry access to –

  • Evolution Basin & Valley
  • Goddard Divide
  • Humphreys Basin
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Le Conte Divide
  • Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

South Lake Bishop

bishop pass large

previous edition

detailed topo

Bishop Trail Map

OLDER EDITION

Mount Whitney High Country Map

Whitney Highcountry
Mount Whitney High Country Trail 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

see also –

Mount Whitney Zone Map
Kings Canyon Highcountry 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

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