Mount Shasta Castle Crags Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness Map
w/ Castle Crags Wilderness

(alternate maps listed below)

Shasta Castle Crags Map USDAShasta Castle Crags Map

OUTTA STOCK / OUTTA PRINT
Might be found @ ranger station

Map of Shasta / Castle Crags Map / Shasta County Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness and Castle Crags Wilderness, are Part of Shasta Trinity National Forest. Waterproof Plastic Paper. 2″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Printed on plastic in 2001.

Castle Crags Wilderness State Park, located along Interstate 5 NorCal, above Lake Shasta and south of Dunsmuir, CA

Mount Shasta Wilderness, western slopes of Mt Shasta, next to Mount Shasta City, CA

Shasta Castle Crags Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness Map by Wilderness Press

Shasta Wilderness Map

Mount Shasta Wilderness Trail Map by Tom Harrison

Classic Rock Climbs #18
Castle Crags California Book by Laird Davis

Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At an elevation of 14,179 feet, it is the second-highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth-highest in the state. Mount Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles, which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The mountain and surrounding area are part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.

camp mapThe summer climbing season runs from late April until October, although many attempts are made in the winter. Mount Shasta is also a popular destination for backcountry skiing. Many of the climbing routes can be descended by experienced skiers, and there are numerous lower-angled areas around the base of the mountain.

The most popular route on Mount Shasta is Avalanche Gulch route, which begins at the Bunny Flat Trailhead and gains about 7,300′ of elevation in a round trip of approximately 11.5 miles. The crux of this route is considered to be to climb from Lake Helen, at approximately 10,443′ to the top of Red Banks. The Red Banks are the most technical portion of the climb, as they are usually full of snow and ice, are very steep, and top out at around 13,000′ before the route heads to Misery Hill.

snowThe Casaval Ridge route is a steeper, more technical route on the mountain’s southwest ridge best climbed when there’s a lot of snow pack. This route tops out to the left (north) of the Red Banks, directly west of Misery Hill. So the final sections involve a trudge up Misery Hill to the summit plateau, similar to the Avalanche Gulch route.

Climbing Mount Shasta can be done in one day; however, it is often completed in two days. Climbers can ascend from Avalanche Gulch and camp at either Horse Camp @ 7,900′ elevation, or at Helen Lake @ 10,400′. Camping at a higher altitude also helps with acclimatization and often reduces risk of altitude sickness.

hikers mapNo quota system currently exists for climbing Mount Shasta, and reservations are not required. However, climbers must obtain a summit pass and a wilderness permit to climb the mountain. Permits and passes are available at the ranger station in Mount Shasta and the ranger station in McCloud, or climbers can obtain self-issue permits and passes at any of the trailheads 24 hours a day.

see also – 

Shasta Trinity National Forest Map
Shasta Trinity Forest Atlas
Shasta Books

Mount Baldy Map

Mount Baldy Trail Map, Los Angeles

Mt Baldy & Cucamonga Wilderness Map
by Tom Harrison Maps

Baldy Map / San Gabriel Mountains Map / Cucamonga Wilderness

Cucamonga Wilderness Hiking Map, Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Forests, Lytle Creek Routes, Mount Baldy Ski Area, West Baldy, Devils Backbone, Mt. Baldy Trails, Manker Flats, Stockton Flats.

Mount Baldy Map

Previous Trail Map

Mount Baldy Map

OLD EDITION

Mount Baldy Map

photo by Chris DiNenna

see also –

Angeles Crest Map by NatGeo
Angeles National Forest Map
Angeles Forest Atlas
PCT Map #2 Angeles
San Gabriel Mountains Map

Half Dome Hiking Map

Half Dome Hiking Map

Half Dome view from Glacier Point (photo SKIP JONES)

Half Dome Trail Map

Hiking to Half Dome is very long day trip, on foot, uphill half the way, with excessive elevation gain and loss. Leave toward the trailhead before day break and get back after sundown. No kidding: 17 miles round trip. You must be in excellent shape to tackle this trail, as it involves discipline and strength. Super scenic waterfalls and viewpoints all along the way. Some prefer to do an overnight trek w/ backpack, food and permits.

Half Dome Hiking Map
Tom Harrison Maps

Half Dome Hiking Map

Hike Half Dome Yosemite Trails, Backpacking Yosemite National Park, Climbing Half Dome, Yosemite Day Hikes, Backpacking Maps; Areas include: Glacier Point Hike, Yosemite Creek, Yosemite Falls, Tenaya Lake, Yosemite Valley, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, North Dome, Clouds Rest, Teneya Lake, Yosemite Creek, Panorama Trail, Mono Meadow, Little Yosemite Valley.

Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689703

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Half Dome Hiking Map

Half Dome Yosemite

Yosemite National Park

The geology of the Yosemite area is characterized by granitic rocks and remnants of older rock. About 10 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada was uplifted and then tilted to form its relatively gentle western slopes and the more dramatic eastern slopes. The uplift increased the steepness of stream and river beds, resulting in the formation of deep, narrow canyons. About one million years ago, snow and ice accumulated, forming glaciers at the higher alpine meadows that moved down the river valleys. Ice thickness in Yosemite Valley may have reached 4,000 feet during the early glacial episode. The downslope movement of the ice masses cut and sculpted the U-shaped valley that attracts so many visitors to its scenic vistas today.

Half Dome Hiking Map

OLD MAP HALFDOME

Half Dome Hiking Map

OLDER VERSION

see also –

Yosemite Books
Yosemite Valley Trail Map
All NatGeo Yosemite Maps
All Tom Harrison Yosemite Maps

Half Dome Hiking Map

Below Half Dome, Mirror Lake

Mono Lake Map

Mono Lake Map

Tufa Towers at Navy Beach, Mono Lake


Mono Lake Topo Map
Mono Lake Topo Map

Mono Lake, Lee Vining & Lundy Canyon

Mono Lake is one of the most popular destinations in the Eastern Sierra region. Tom Harrison is the only topographic map that has all of Mono Lake on one sheet.

Eastern Sierra Lee Vining Trail Map, Lee Vining Canyon South; Areas covered: Lee Vining Hiking, South Tufa Mono Lake, County Park Old Marina, Lundy Canyon, Lundy Topo, Panum Crater.

Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689789

Mono Lake California 

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Mono Lake Topo Map

Mono Lake Map

Mono Lake is a saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake and make its water alkaline.

The high desert lake has an unusually productive ecosystem based on brine shrimp, which thrive in its waters, and provides critical habitat for two million annual migratory birds that feed on the shrimp and alkali flies.

When the city of Los Angeles diverted water from the freshwater streams flowing into the lake, it lowered the lake level, which imperiled the migratory birds. The Mono Lake Committee formed in response and won a legal battle that forced Los Angeles to partially replenish the lake level.

Dissolved salts in the runoff thus remain in the lake and raise the water’s pH levels and salt concentration. The tributaries of Mono Lake include Lee Vining Creek, Rush Creek and Mill Creek which flows through Lundy Canyon.

The basin was formed by geological forces over the last five million years: basin and range crustal stretching and associated volcanism and faulting at the base of the Sierra Nevada.

nearby destinations:

Mono Lake Map

see also –
Ansel Adams Wilderness Map
Bodie Hills Map
Mammoth Lakes Map NatGeo
Toiyabe National Forest Map USDA
Yosemite Highcountry Map

Mono Lake Map


Lundy Canyon
Lundy Lake California