PCT Map #4 Central Sierra Nevada Mountains
Le Conte to Lake Tahoe
Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 4
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
USDA PCT Map 4
LOCALS TIP: 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 beauty. 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.
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 Wilderness
Desolation Wilderness Map, Tahoe Lake Camping. Lake Tahoe, CA; Tahoe Westside, Loon Lake camping, Lake Aloha, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, DL Bliss State Park, Echo Lake, Velma Lake, Wrights Lake, Rubicon River, Rubicon 4×4 Trail, Rockbound Valley, Tahoe Rim Trail hiking PCT Pacific Crest Trail; Sierra Nevada High Country Tahoe hiking; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42.24K; ISBN# 9781877689611
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Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Desolation Wilderness on the Westside of Lake Tahoe
Desolation Wilderness is a popular backpacking destination next to Lake Tahoe, with much barren rocky terrain at the edge of the tree line. It has extensive areas of bare granite rock formations. The Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail pass through the wilderness.
Permits are required for both day use and overnight camping. In the summer, a quota system is used for overnight trips to limit the number of visitors on any given day in the wilderness. Desolation Wilderness is one of the most heavily used protected areas in the United States. This Wilderness area is split up into 45 different zones, with each having a specific permitting quota.
The Crystal Range is within the wilderness area, with Pyramid Peak as the highest point in the range and the wilderness at 9,985 feet in elevation. Among the many waterfalls within the wilderness is Horsetail Falls.
Its largest body of water is Lake Aloha, a reservoir with shallow, clear waters sitting in a wide granite basin carved by glaciers of the last ice age. Many other alpine and wooded lakes of various sizes are scattered throughout the area.
see also –
Crystal Basin Silver Fork Map
Eldorado National Forest Map
Lake Tahoe Books
Lake Tahoe Maps
PCT Map #4 Mid Sierra
PCT Map #5 N Sierra
Maps of Lake Tahoe California
Lake Tahoe Maps come in all shapes and sizes. For example, National Geographic makes a large Wall Map for display, listed at the bottom of this page. Furthermore, many recreation maps covering a wide range of activities, are also found for the Tahoe region.
Listed are topographic maps for fishing, day hiking, mountain biking, peak climbing, backpacking, camping, off-roading, cross country skiing, as well as back country snow skiing.
Backcountry Ski Maps for Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe Recreation Map
Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular destinations in all the Sierra Nevada mountains. Its proximity to Interstate 80 (Donner Pass), in addition to large cities such as – Reno, Nevada and Sacramento, California – make it an easy to reach location that is focused on outdoor recreation vacations. Snow is usually present more than half the year, and winter blizzards can blow hard in these higher elevations. Be prepared drive with chains and enjoy being snowed-in, when the real dumping starts. Consequently, be ready to escape to the indoors, with the casinos of South Lake Tahoe.
Largest freshwater, alpine lake in North America.
Second deepest lake in the U.S.
Second highest lake in the U.S.
LAKE TAHOE – 6625′ elevation above sea level
Lake Tahoe Map & Fish Guide
Lake Tahoe Adventure Set
Map & Naturalist Guide
Tahoe Wall Map in Tube