Sequoia Books

Sequoia Groves in California

Find Maps for Kern River Canyon
(Sequoia National Forest)
Find Kings Canyon High Country Map
Find Maps for Kings Cyn & Sequoia National Parks

Books on the Southern Sierra Mountains, Calaveras Big Trees, Sequoia National Forest & Sequoia National Park

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Sequoia Books

Giant Sequoia are the most massive individual trees in the world. They grow to an average height of 164–279 feet with trunk diameters ranging from 20–26 feet. Record trees have been measured at 311 feet tall. The specimen known to have the greatest diameter at breast height is the General Grant tree at 28.9 feet.

The oldest known giant sequoia is approximately 3,200 years old based on dendrochronology. Giant sequoias are among the oldest living organisms on Earth. Giant sequoia bark is fibrous, furrowed, and may be 3 feet thick at the base of the columnar trunk. The sap contains tannic acid, which provides significant protection from fire damage. The leaves are evergreen, awl-shaped and arranged spirally on the shoots.

The giant sequoia regenerates by seed. The seed cones are 1–3 inches long and mature in 18–20 months, though they typically remain green and closed for as long as 20 years. Each cone has 30–50 spirally arranged scales, with several seeds on each scale, giving an average of 230 seeds per cone. Seeds are dark brown, yellow-brown wing along each side. Some seeds shed when the cone scales shrink during hot weather in late summer, but most are liberated by insect damage or when the cone dries from the heat of fire. Young trees start to bear cones after 12 years.

Sequoia Books

Giant Sequoia Trees on Western Divide Highway

 

PCT Map #3 South Sierra

USDA PCT Map 3

PCT Map 3 Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains

Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 3

Tehachapi to La Conte Canyon

Tehachapi Pass, California north to La Conte Canyon @ Kings Canyon National Park. Areas include – Owens Peak Wilderness, Chimney Peak Wilderness, Kennedy Meadows, Deer Mountain, Beck Meadow, Anderson Point, Cow Canyon, Golden Trout Wilderness, Olancha Peak, Grouse Meadow, USDA PCT Map 3Muah Mountain, Cottonwood Lakes, Mount Whitney, Tyndall Creek, Kings Kern Divide, Charlotte Lake, Rae Lakes, Fin Dome, Mount Baxter, Taboose Pass, Vennacher Needle, Mount Jepson, Black Divide, Kings Canyon National Park. USDA PCT Map #3, Large fold out map, durable waterproof paper w/ sturdy cardboard cover. ISBN# 9781593514648

USDA PCT Map 3

Tehachapi

Windmills @ Tehachapi

USDA PCT Map 3

River dip @ Kennedy Meadows

USDA PCT Map 3

Cottonwood Camp

see also –

South Sierra Map
Jawbone Canyon Map
Dome Land Wilderness Map
Golden Trout Wilderness Maps
Sequoia National Forest Map
Inyo National Forest Map
Mount Whitney Trail Maps
Kearsarge Pass Trail Map
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map
Sequoia Kings NP Maps

Dome Land Wilderness Map

DomeLand Wilderness Map

Dome Land Wilderness MapUSDA published this paper map ages ago. Might be found at the Kernville Ranger Station.

hikers mapDomeland Wilderness is located in the Southern Sierra, east of the Kern River, in an area known as the Kern Plateau. Granite domes, forest and meadows.

 

 

Dome Land Wilderness Map USDA

Domeland Wilderness

Dome Land Wilderness ( Part of Sequoia NF ) Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on paper 1991

Dome Land Wilderness Map

Domeland, Sequoia National Forest

Dome Land, Sequoia National Forest, Domelands Southern Sierra, Wilderness, Trail, Map

Face it, the Kern River Canyon can get pretty busy and camping can be crowded on weekends. Look forward to exploring new trails and camps east of the river. Up Sherman’s Pass – onto secluded forests, with OHV trails, mountain bike trails, horseback riding trails, meadows and much more. Seeking the east side of Kern, for access to South fork of the Kern River, which runs near the PCT and through Kennedy Meadows, CA

Domeland Wilderness is situated in between the Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway and the Big Meadow Road #22S12

NFS Campgrounds nearby:camp map

BIG MEADOW Sequoia NF

forestandmeadow

Dome Land Wilderness Map

Granite, as viewed from Bald Mountain Fire Lookout, off Shermans Pass Road

Alternate Map for the Kern Plateau

see also – camp map

Southern Sierra Map
Sequoia National Forest Map
Sequoia Forest Topo Atlas
Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map 

Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map

Golden Trout Trail Map

Golden Trout Wilderness is located above the Upper Kern River Gorge, in between the Sequoia National Forest and the Eastern Sierra peaks, on the Inyo National Forest. The northern most trailheads can be accessed through Mountain Home State Forest and also Mineral King Canyon inside Sequoia National Park

Southern trailheads are located at:

driftwood

Golden Trout Trail Map
Tom Harrison Maps

Golden Trout Trail Map

OLD VERSION

Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map, Sequoia National Forest, South Sierra Backpacking Maps, Forks of the Kern River Map, Jerky Meadow Trailhead, Big Whitney Meadow, Kern Peak, Coyote Peaks, Grey Meadow, Little Kern River, Kern Canyon, Jordan Hot Springs, Casa Vieja Meadow, Monache Meadows. Topo Sequoia Camping Kern River; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63.4K; ISBN# 9781877689765

digital mapsdownload digital version of this map
Golden Trout Wilderness Map

Golden Trout Trail Map

Bake Oven Dunes, near Monache Meadows

Kern Hot Springs. Golden Trout Kern River, Golden Wilderness Trail Map, Sequoia, South Sierra Backpacking Maps, Forks of the Kern River Map, Jerky Meadow Trailhead, Big Whitney Meadow, Kern Peak, Coyote Peaks, Grey Meadow, Little Kern River, Kern Canyon, Jordan Hot Springs, Casa Vieja Meadow, and Monache Meadows: which is wonderful camping, hiking and fishing the South fork of the Kern River. 4×4 recommended to access Monache!

Golden Trout Trail Map

Granite Pools, moderate hiking distance from Camp 4 on Rd# 22S82

Forks of the Kern

Lloyds Meadow Road is a paved access road – N of Johnsondale, approximately 30+ miles north of Kernville, CA. Sequoia Forest Road #22S82 is also called Jerky Meadows Rd, which leads north paralleling the Kern River Gorge. This area lies east of and below Dome Rock and Needles, located on the Western Divide Hwy. One developed NFS campground, Lower Peppermint Campground, is situated along Forest Route 22S82. (open seasonally June-November)

There are also dispersed camping areas located on the opposite side of the street, Camp#2, Camp#3, Camp#3, Camp#4, a few of which are RV accessible. Others may require a high clearance vehicle or 4WD to access the most secluded camps. Horse camping is popular along this route as well.hikers map

The paved access road 22S82 dead-ends at the Jerky Meadow trailhead and parking lot. Horse packing, fishing trails and backpacking.

Jerky Meadows Rd

Jerky Meadows Rd is Route #22S82

horse trail maps

Golden Trout Topo Map

Golden Trout Kern River access on Rd #22S82

fishing map Golden Trout Trails