Ansel Adams Maps

fern lake

Fern Lake, hike-in. Off June Lake Loop Hwy 158

Ansel Easton Adams was a famous photographer who shot black and white images of the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park in the early 1900’s. Originally part of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the area was known as the Minarets Wilderness. After his death in 1984, the wild land was expanded and renamed in honor of Ansel Adams, a well-known environmentalist and nature photographer.

Four topographic maps cover the Ansel Adams Area: USDA, Tom Harrison Maps, Wilderness Press & NatGeo Maps

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NatGeo Map #309 Yosemite SE
Ansel Adams Wilderness

Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic. Yosemite National Park map #309. Yosemite Backcountry South East with Ansel Adams Wilderness, Hiking Trails, Trail Mileage. Merced Lake, Cloud’s Rest, Cathedral Range, Clark Range, Lyell Canyon, Chiquito Pass, Silver Lake, California. High country map. Many trails to explore. 2-sided map. Very detailed & colorful. Waterproof Plastic Map; Tear Resistant. GPS data. Scale = 1:40,000 ISBN# 9781566954136

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Ansel Adams Map USDA

NFS

Ansel Adams Wilderness
is part of Inyo National Forest and Sierra National Forest

This map is available at Ranger Stations.

This High Sierra terrain spans some of the most majestic areas of the Sierra Nevada – the youngest mountain range in the U.S. This wilderness is bordered by National Parks, National Forests, and other Wilderness Areas – all the way around it. Kaiser Wilderness and Lake Edison inside Sierra NF on the west, Yosemite National Park on the north, Inyo NF on the east side, and John Muir Wilderness on the south end. Wow!

REAL OLD MAP

This 230,300 acre, high elevation wilderness was formerly the Minarets Wilderness, renamed in 1984 to honor the pioneering landscape photographer, Ansel Adams. Known for spectacular alpine scenery, elevations range from 7,000 to 14,000 feet. Rugged granite peaks and passes, with alpine lakes, includes high country east of the Sierra crest. Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail cross this High Sierra Wilderness region.

Perfect for packing and hiking references, fishing lakes, creeks, high altitude camp sites, horse packing routes, or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on waterproof plastic paper. Updated in 2011. ISBN# 9781593515188

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Yosemite National Park and Vicinity Map
by Wilderness Press

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Map
by Tom Harrison Maps

Yosemite National Park Hiking Backpacking Maps hike

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Ansel Adams Wilderness, Eastern Sierra Topographic maps for hiking and backpacking. Back road exploring and lake fishing too. This map has an amazing amount of alpine lakes & mountain destinations – from the western Sierra to the east side. Tioga Pass, Yosemite Wilderness, June Lake Loop, Mammoth Lakes, Gem Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Minarets, Silver Divide, Lake Edison, Mono Hot Springs, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, Clover Meadows and Granite Creek. Also included is the Mono Basin National Scenic Area, Mono Lake California. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Printed in 2010. Map Scale: 1:79,200 ISBN# 9780981834429

avenza mapsdownload digital version of this map –
Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

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OLDER EDITION

nearby towns –

junelakeloop

June Lake Loop, as seen from trail to Fern Lake

 

ansel adams sign

October is the month for Autumn colors in the aspen groves. It is also the time of the first snow fall of the season.

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Ansel Adams Books

Bucks Lake Wilderness Map

Gold Lake @ Bucks

Bucks Lake Map

Bucks Lake Map
Bucks Lake Map Wilderness Map USDA
Map Scale = 2″ to 1 mile; Printed on paper in 1990.
Available at Plumas Ranger Station, Quincy, CA

Bucks Lake Wilderness @ Bucks Lake
Northern Sierra Nevada mountains

NFS

TrailheadsEast of Oroville, CA
West of Quincy, CA

Plumas National Forest

South of Mount Lassen, deep in the forests west of Quincy & Meadow Valley, lies a few small alpine lakes in and around the bigger Bucks Lake, a resort cabin community with dining, overnight lodging, cabin rentals, RV and tent campgrounds. Indian Rock is a popular DAY USE beach along the west shoreline.

Wilderness hiking trails climb to peaks and lakes at higher elevations.

Topo maps are perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Pacific Crest Trail access. Bucks Lake has numerous developed campgrounds, smaller lakes and many miles of trails to explore.

Jacks Meadow

Jacks Meadow

gold lake sign

silver lake bucks lake

Silver Lake has a small campground accessed via dirt road.

Agua Tibia Wilderness Map

Agua Tibia Wilderness & San Mateo Wilderness 

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Agua Tibia Wilderness

Agua Tibia Map, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego Hiking Map; Temecula Hiking, Southern California

Both Agua Tibia Wilderness & San Mateo Canyon Wilderness are included in this waterproof plastic hiking topo map. Printed on plastic in 2004. ISBN# 9781593514198

Dripping Springs Campground

Dripping Springs Trailhead @ Campground

nearby towns –
Fallbrook, CA
Palomar Mountain, CA
Rainbow, CA
Temecula, CA

temecula campground

Campground near Temecula, CA

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Map

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map USDA

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness is part of the Stanislaus and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests, in the Central Sierra.

This area of wilderness mountains extends from Ebbetts Pass to Bear Valley on both sides of Highway 4, and south to Sonora Pass Highway 108. Volcanic Sierra Nevada in California. Areas include Union Reservoir, Utica Reservoir, Highlands Lakes, the Dardanelles, Carson River, Stanislaus River, Wolf Creek, Silver Creek, Sonora Pass (Pacific Crest Trail details) PCT hiking. Perfect for a day hike reference, kayaking lakes, rivers, fishing lakes, creeks, primitive camp sites on back roads, or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on waterproof plastic paper. Updated in 2009. ISBN# 9781593514822

Carson Trailhead Highland

Carson Iceberg Trailhead @ County Line

carson iceberg

High elevation trailhead from Highland Lakes Campground

Carson-Iceberg Map

OLDER VERSION of this USDA map

NatGeo Map #807 Carson Iceberg

Carson Wilderness Maps
Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map NatGeo

National Geographic make this Trails Illustrated Trail Map that covers 3 different Wilderness areas inside the Central Sierra Nevada mountains – Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, Mokelumne Wilderness. Trailheads, campgrounds, river, creeks, peaks, and alpine lakes. Backpack, camp, climb, fish, and hike. Basically, all the recreation destinations in this region. These regions are CLOSED for snow during winter months and usually only accessible during the summer period.

NatGeo Map# 807. Trails Illustrated. GPS Compatible, Full UTM Grid. Waterproof ISBN# 9781566952651

Utica Reservoir

Utica Reservoir is accessed via dirt road