Yreka, Happy Camp, Klamath River, Salmon River, Scott River, Fort Jones, Orleans, Cuddihy Lake, Upper Albert Lake, Russian Wilderness.
Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. 1″ & 2″ to mile; Waterproof plastic map paper. This map can usually be found at local Ranger Stations. ISBN# 9781593514204
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The Marble Mountain Wilderness is an area of high divides, deep canyons and perennial mountain streams provides habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life. With more than 7,000 feet of vertical relief, soils from several rock types, and abundant rain and snowfall, the diversity of ecosystems is unequaled anywhere else in the country.
With 89 lakes and two major Wild and Scenic river systems – Wooley Creek and the North Fork Salmon River, as well as 32 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, there are many recreation opportunities. Elevations range from 400 to 8,299 feet; the wilderness has highly variable terrain with low-elevation canyons and high ridges such as the 22-mile-long English Peak ridge.
Popular activities include fishing, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing.
There are also numerous caves within this wilderness, accessible to prepared spelunkers. They all feature stalactites and other flowstone formations, and are accessible mostly by vertical drops. Due to the hidden nature of most of the cave mouths, caving is not regulated, though the Forest Service and National Speleological Society request only experienced cavers attempt to access these dangerous caves. Signs at the trail heads that access the Marble Rim warn of white nose syndrome. One of the deepest caves in the continental US is located in the wilderness, Bigfoot Cave.
Pacific Crest Trail Map: Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail PCT – Map #8 (Cascade Mountains – Northern Oregon). Odell Lake to Columbia River OR; Areas include – Three Sisters Wilderness, Yapoah Crater, Obsidian Cliffs, Barlow Pass, McKenzie Pass, Santiam Pass, Timberline Trail, Three Finger Jack, Mount Jefferson, Minto Pass, North Cinder Peak, Opie Dilldock Pass, Shale Lake, Mount Washington, Jack Lake, Duffy Butte, Maxwell Butte, Cathedral Rocks, Grizzly Peak, Big Lake, Marion Lake, Dee Wright Observatory, Lava Camp, Timothy Lake, Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Pinhead Butte, Olallie Meadow, Olallie Lake, Campbell Butte, Odell Lake, Waldo Lake Wilderness, Gold Lake, Elk Lake, Wickiup Plain, Hosmer Lake, ,Mink Lake, LeConte Crater, Irish Taylor Campground, Taylor Butte, Packsaddle Mountain, Jude Lake, Breitenbush Lake, Koosah Mountain, Stormy Lake, Bobby Lake, Charlton Lake, Williamette Pass, Separation Creek, Basin Point, Mark O Hatfield Wilderness, Mount Hood Wilderness, & Columbia River. Large fold out map, durable waterproof paper w/ sturdy cardboard cover. ISBN# 9781593515454
National Geographic Trails Illustrated PCT Maps
The Pacific Crest Trail Map Pack Bundle of Oregon includes 2 Topographic Map Guides that cover the entire PCT as it traverses the incredible terrain of the Beaver State. The maps start at the lowest point of the PCT, Cascade Locks, where it passes over the Columbia River, and continue past the many volcanic cones of the Cascade Range. The Oregon South booklet ends at the border of California in the Siskiyou Mountains.
The PCT spans 2,650 miles from the Canadian border, through Washington, Oregon, and California to the southern terminus at the Mexican border. The famous trail crosses some of the most wild and scenic landscapes of the western U.S., including six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness areas, the volcanic Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
Each PCT Topographic Map Guide includes detailed topographic maps at a scale of almost 1 inch = 1 mile. Each page is centered on the PCT and overlaps with the adjacent pages so there is little chance of getting lost. Along the bottom of each page is a trail profile that shows the distance between camping areas, trailheads, and other points of interest. The map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to hiking the trail, mile by rugged mile.
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Red Buttes Wilderness is situated in both Oregon and California and includes the crest of the Siskiyou Mountains between the Rogue River and Klamath River drainages. The wilderness is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, with elevations ranging from 2,800′ in Butte Fork Canyon to 6,740′ at the east summit of the Red Buttes.
The main waterways that flow through Red Buttes Wilderness are all part of the Rogue River watershed, including the Butte Fork and the Middle Fork of the Applegate River, as well as Sucker Creek, a tributary of the Illinois River. The Wilderness contains the headwaters of the Illinois River.
Red Buttes Wilderness takes its name from the dominant peak along the Siskiyou Crest; because of its high iron and magnesium content, the butte’s rock is a reddish-orange color.
The Siskiyou Mountains are part of the larger Klamath Mountains Province of southwestern Oregon and northwestern California, and they include some of the oldest rocks in the region.
The former ocean-bottom sediments that make up most of the Wilderness are several hundred million years old. Over time they were slowly changed by pressure and heat into the complex variety of metamorphic rocks present today: schist, quartzite, gneiss, and several outcrops of white marble. During the last ice age small glaciers sculpted the Siskiyou basins that now contain lakes and meadows.
Closest USFS stations:
Happy Camp Ranger Station
Oak Knoll Ranger District
63822 Highway 96,
Happy Camp, CA 96039
US Forest Service: Star Ranger Station
6941 Upper Applegate Rd,
Jacksonville, OR 97530