Tom Harrison Trail Map: Kings Canyon High Country Trail Map. Areas include: Rae Lakes, Paradise Valley, Cedar Grove, Kearsarge Pass, LeConte Canyon, Crown Valley, Tehipite Valley, Blackcap Basin; John Muir PCT Wilderness Map, Pacific Crest Trail, US Hwy 395 Eastern Sierra Nevada; Backpacking High Sierra, Hiking Backpacking Kings Canyon National Park.
Hoover Wilderness Trail Map, Bridgeport California Backpacking High Sierra CA; Twin Lakes Hoover trailhead access, Lundy Lake, Green Creek Fishing Camping, Virginia Lakes Eastern Sierra, Buckeye Creek Campgrounds, Buckeye Hot Springs, Leavitt Meadows, Matterhorn Peak, Yosemite Park north boundary, Hoover Trail Maps; Fishing lakes, horseback trails, creeks, peaks and more high country bliss. Autumn colors are spectacular in this region.
The tallest mountain peak in the lower 48 means that this region is a super popular destination with avid hikers, mountaineers and backpackers alike. Physical fitness must be top priority in training for this ultimate bucket list choice.
Usually only accessible about half the year, due to snow (NOV-MAY) and permits are required. To obtain a wilderness hiking permit, you must get chosen from a lottery months in advance. No joke!
Mt Whitney Topo by Wilderness Press (listed below)
Mount Whitney High Country Map
Mount Whitney Zone Map
both Topographic Maps by Tom Harrison (listed below)
Whitney Portal Road
Mount Whitney Zone
Mount Whitney Map, Whitney Portal. Topo Trail. Mt Whitney maps. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney Zone Trail Map, Lone Pine, CA; Areas include: Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Cottonwood Lakes, Rock Creek. Whitney Portal Trailheads, Outpost Camp, Trail Camp, Whitney Summit, Mountaineer’s Route, High Sierra Trail, Crescent Meadow, and the John Muir Trail Junction.
Mount Whitney High Country Map, Whitney trail map, Topo trails. Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney High Country, with Lone Pine California. Pear Lake, Lodgepole, Mineral King, Mt. Whitney Peak, Kern Canyon, Ash Mountain, Whitney Portal, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, Triple Divide Peak, Cottonwoods Lakes, Horseshoe Meadow. Eastern Sierra, High Sierra Backpacking, Mount Whitney Map, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mount Whitney Map by Tom Harrison, Hike, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra Hikes, Mt Whitney California Topo, Waterproof, Topographic Maps California, Sierra Whitney Hike, High Country Trails, California Sierra Mountains Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689512
Recreation map for Mt. Whitney Peak and surrounding back country areas. Trails, passes, peaks, lakes, streams and a good overview of the five peaks region (all over 14,000′ elevation) Mt. Williamson, Mt. Tyndall, Mt. Russell, Mt. Whitney, and Mt. Muir.
Tahquitz Peak Climb, Tom Harrison Trail Map: San Jacinto Wilderness CA; Mount San Jacinto State Park Idyllwild Camping Backpacking; San Jacinto Peak, Palm Springs Hiking. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42K; ISBN# 9781877689437
San Jacinto Peak, also known as Mount San Jacinto, is a 10,834 foot mountain peak in the San Jacinto Mountains, in Riverside County, California. Lying within Mount San Jacinto State Park it is the highest both in the range and the county, and serves as the southern border of the San Gorgonio Pass.
To the east the peak towers over the city of Palm Springs (elevation 479′); to the west, it borders the mountain community of Idyllwild (elevation 5,413′). The steep escarpment of its north face, above Snow Creek, climbs over 10,000′ in 7 miles. This is one of the largest gains in elevation over such a small horizontal distance in the contiguous United States.
Tram Ride to the Top
Take the Tram
San Jacinto Peak is easily accessible, as many trails penetrate the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. One popular route starts with a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from Valley Station at 2,643′ feet near Palm Springs up to Mountain Station at 8,516′. From there, one can easily climb the mountain face via trails.
Another route is to hike the Marion Mountain Trail near the mountain town of Idyllwild, off Highway 243. The Cactus to Clouds Trail involves an arduous climb of approximately 10,700′ feet from the desert floor in Palm Springs to the summit. This trail has no water sources until 8,500′, so early starts are advised to avoid the temperatures which often soar above 100°F.
San Jacinto Mountains National Monument San Jacinto State Park San Jacinto Wilderness