Joshua Tree Maps

Joshua Tree National Park Map

Joshua Tree Maps
Both Tom Harrison and NatGeo make awesome recreation maps of this popular SoCal desert. Numerous campgrounds, hiking trails, dirt roads, historic mines, and plenty rock climbing spots. In 1934, Joshua Tree was designated as a National Monument and then later became a National Park in 1994. The local Palm Springs Desert BLM office has paper maps that cover the desert canyon areas near Interstate 10.

JT Maps

Joshua Tree Recreation Map
by Tom Harrison

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Joshua Tree National Park Map, Climbing Joshua Tree Camping Backpacking Maps, Areas include: Black Rock Canyon, Hidden Valley, Barker Dam, Keys View, Lost Horse Valley, Lost Horse Mine, Ryan Mountain, Cholla Cactus Garden, Cottonwood Spring, Lost Palms Oasis, Geology Tour Road, Cap Rock, Jumbo Rocks, Wonderland of Rocks, Arch Rock. High Desert Yucca Valley; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 125K; ISBN# 9781877689536

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Joshua Tree Park Map by Tom Harrison

Joshua Tree Maps

Quiet Camps in the Desert

Joshua Tree National Park Map #226
by National Geographic

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Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic. Joshua Tree National Park Map #226. Joshua Tree Park Map, Camping & Hiking Map. Very detailed & colorful. Waterproof Plastic Map; Tear Resistant. GPS data. Scale 1:80,000 Contour Interval = 100 feet. ISBN# 9781566953009

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NatGeo Map 226 – Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree Maps

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Joshua Tree Maps

Joshua Tree Maps

Joshua Tree Maps can get you beyond the crowds, to the outlying places that few know about. Summers can be hot here in the High Desert at 4000′ elevation, but not as hot as the Palm Springs / Coachella Valley below.

Winters can be chilly and windy, especially with any storm front moving through SoCal. Snow is possible at this elevation. Low temps overnight can drop into the teens during certain times of year – so make sure to bring a zero degree sleeping bag and good thermal undies.

Spring (wildflowers) and autumn are ideal times to visit JTNP.

Joshua Tree Maps

Camping Joshua Tree National Park Desert

Death Valley Books

Death Valley Road Trip, Camping Death Valley National Park, Mojave Desert California

Death Valley Books

Dante’s View, DVNP

Hiking Book DVNP

Moon Death Valley Book

DVNP Photographers Book

Off Road Death Valley

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Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert, bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is one of the hottest places on Earth.

Bad Water

The Badwater Basin is the point of lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet below sea level. It is located 85 miles east-southeast of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, with an elevation of 14,505 feet.

Tallest Peak

The highest point in Death Valley National Park is Telescope Peak, in the Panamint Range, which has an elevation of 11,043 feet. This is one of the few spots that you can see the lowest point and the highest peak in the lower 48 states.

Lying mostly in Inyo County, California, near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve. It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Grapevine Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively. It has an area of about 3,000 sq miles.

Desert Climate

Death Valley has a subtropical, hot desert climate, with long, extremely hot summers; short, mild winters; and little rainfall.

The valley is extremely dry, because it lies in the rain shadow of four major mountain ranges (including the Sierra Nevada and Panamint Range). Moisture moving inland from the Pacific Ocean must pass eastward over the mountains to reach Death Valley; as air masses are forced upward by each range, they cool and moisture condenses, to fall as rain or snow on the western slopes. When the air masses reach Death Valley, most of the moisture has already been lost and there is little left to fall as precipitation.

Explore Death Valley

Geology of Death Valley

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History of Death Valley

Road Guide DVNP

see also

Death Valley Topo Map
Benchmark California Atlas
Inyo National Forest Map
Inyo Forest Topo Atlas
Jawbone Canyon Map

US 395 map

Amargosa Opera House @ Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Books

Stanislaus National Forest Map

hiking trail mapExplore more of the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains with the Stanislaus National Forest Map, which covers forests on both sides of Highway 108, Sonora Pass. Gold Country foothills give way to wilderness peaks and secluded streams. California gets some serious snow up in this high country, so most areas are only accessible half the year. Plan accordingly.

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Sonora Pass Map

Stanislaus Forest Camping / Sonora Pass / Stanislaus River
Stanislaus Sonora Maps

CA 108 Stanislaus. Stanislaus Map. Calaveras, Northwest Yosemite, Spicer Reservoir, Union, Utica Lakes, Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley Ski, Lake Alpine, Hetch Hetchy

Stanislaus National Forest Map

WATERPROOF PLASTIC MAP; water & tear resistant. Ranger Map – NFS issued map. GPS: Longitude & Latitude; Rivers, Lakes, Reservoirs, Creeks, Mountain Peaks, Elevations, 4WD routes and every dirt Back Road. Furthermore this map features Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Picnic Grounds, Sierra Viewpoints, in addition to Hiking Trails & BackPacking Trailheads.

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Areas include: Gold Country California, Stanislaus County, Northwest Yosemite, Columbia, Sonora, Groveland, Twain Harte, Calaveras Big Trees, Hathaway Pines, Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Mokelumne Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, Cherry Lake, Pinecrest Lake, Spicer Reservoir, Donnell Lake, Tuolumne River, Merced River, Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley Ski, Lake Alpine, Hetch Hetchy, Union Lake, Utica Reservoir, Salt Springs Reservoir, Beardsley Lake, State Game Refuge, Mi-Wuk Village.

USDA Map Stanislaus

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see also

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map
Emigrant Wilderness Map
Fishing Maps for California
Merced and Tuolumne Rivers Map
Stanislaus Forest Topo Atlas

Sonora Pass Camping Maps

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Stanislaus National Forest Map and Sonora Pass: Backpacking, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Off Roading, Stargazing and Rock Climbing

Gold Country California

Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus River

nearby towns:stanislaus horseback trail map

California Benchmark Atlas

Benchmark California Map

California Benchmark Atlas

The best selling state atlas for the golden state – The California Road and Recreation Atlas

Benchmark California Atlas
California Driving Map. Topographic features, back roads map.

Best Overall Map: California Road & Recreation Atlas. This map books is the ideal state-wide map for any outdoor enthusiast. Excellent for exploring all of the golden state from the deserts of Southern California to the rivers of Northern California.

The Benchmark CA Atlas highlights include – all lakes, trailheads, Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, outdoor recreation destinations, plus extensive back roads (dirt & paved). This full color beauty is one of the most successful California map products of our time!

Recent editions have improvements: ground-cover detail at a very high-resolution.(forested, cultivated, marshland, desert, or scrub land). Extensively revised the 14-page Metro Map section; Complete Recreation Guide, page-to-page overlap and legendary accuracy. Printed on paper. 11th edition (2021) ISBN# 9781734315035

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download this atlas w/ Avenza Maps

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California Benchmark Atlas

 

However, featured above is the current edition being sold but DanaMite actually prefers the look of the less-digitized version – the popular 2nd edition (printed in 2000), shown below. Easier to read maps, less text, less information overall, less busy looking.

California Benchmark Atlas

California Benchmark Atlas

Well Used, Well Loved. 2000, Second Edition

US 395 map

Benchmark US Hwy 395 Map

camp maps

Baja California Atlas
by Benchmark Maps

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see also –
Benchmark Atlases for other states

Timber Trail Route

Timber Trail Route, Los Padres NF