USDA, waterproof topographic map of San Gorgonio Wilderness in the San Bernardino National Forest. Big Bear mountains; day hikes, camping, backpacking, horseback trails. Heartbar Campground, Forest Falls, Gorgonio trailheads, Southern California hiking. Waterproof plastic. Updated 2010. ISBN# 9781593514945
Snow Trails Northern Cal
Wildfire recently burnt 100% of the land on Snow Mountain
Mendo Complex / Ranch Fire 2018
Wildflowers should be very decent in the aftermath of the fire. Snow Mountain of Mendocino National Forest, the east side. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Meadows are called GLADES, in the Mendocino Forest region. OHV trails surround the lower elevation, eastern part of this mountain. Big thunderstorms are possible in summer! Waterproof plastic map, tear resistant, printed in 2004. Map Scale = 1:126,720. ISBN# 9781593514259
Maps for the California Gold Country
Gold Country Maps for the Western Sierra foothills, parks, forests, river canyons, fishing, camping, hiking, from Yosemite to the Sierra Buttes. The famous Gold Rush Country in California has historic buildings, mines, roads, and dams. The foothills region is home to numerous big river canyons, which is also the central focus of the historic mining activity.
Of the approximate 300,000 people who came to California during the Gold Rush, about half arrived by sea and half came overland. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the gold rush attracted thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and China.
Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852. In 1849 a state constitution was written. In September 1850, California became a state.
At the beginning of the Gold Rush, there was no law regarding property rights in the goldfields and a system of “staking claims” was developed. Prospectors retrieved the gold from streams and riverbeds using simple techniques, such as panning.
Hydraulic mining, a system where miners literally blast the hills and the forested slopes with giant water canons, was so damaging that the first environmental laws in California were passed to prevent it.
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San Gabriel Mountains
Topo Map Angeles
Wilderness Press makes this map specific to the San Gabriel Mountains, located high above the Los Angeles Basin, overlooking the southland. Numerous day hikes, backpacking trailheads, developed campgrounds, and back roads are displayed. Map includes the Wilderness Areas in this region, surrounding the Angeles Crest Highway 2.
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