Sierra National Forest Map

Sierra NF Map

Sierra National Forest Maps

Central Sierra National Forest Map. USDA

Bass Lake, Shaver Lake, Huntington, Edison, Florence, Mammoth Pool, Yosemite West

Sierra Maps

(this one is a more accurate color of the map)

Neighboring Yosemite National Park on the westside, Sierra NF is one of the most popular National Forest in U.S. – and California, due to its proximity to the National Park. John Muir Wilderness is within easy reach and trailhead parking can get close to higher elevations, via Lake Edison. Kings River w/ Pine Flat Reservoir and Kings Canyon National Park is on the south border of this forest.

Numerous reservoirs, big rivers, many creeks, meadows, granite walls, domes, mountain peaks. Wilderness trailheads, backpacking, boating, camping, fishing, hot springs, kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering routes, off roading, river rafting, rock climbing, snowmobiling, snow ski & xc.

snowmoSierra National Forest
is located south of Yosemite National Park and to the east of Fresno, CA

Sierra Trail Maps

Panorama of the Backcountry, via SnowMo in mid-March

 

Sierra Maps

Highway 168 is plowed often

Sierra Maps for Central Sierra Mountains 

Waterproof map of the Sierra Nevada. Quality USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. Yosemite West, Kaiser Pass, Kaiser Wilderness, Huntington Lake & Shaver Lake, Dinkey Creek, Wishon Reservoir & Courtright Reservoir. Western Sierra Nevada Wilderness.

Ranger Map – NFS issued map. GPS: Longitude & Latitude; Rivers, Creeks, Peaks, Elevations, 4WD & every dirt BackRoad, Hot Springs, Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Hiking Trails & BackPacking Trailheads.

Areas include: Western Sierra, Sierra Summit, Mariposa, Wawona, Oakhurst, Merced River, Bass Lake, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Kaiser Pass, Dinkey Creek, South Yosemite, Mono Hot Springs, San Joaquin River, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, Lake Edison, Florence, Wishon, Courtright, John Muir Trail/Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mammoth, Sierra Lakes, North Kings Canyon National Park, Pine Flat Reservoir, Black Rock Reservoir, Kings River, Monarch Wilderness.

Map Size: 36″x 40″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed in 2011 on waterproof plastic. ISBN# 9781593514907

Sierra Maps

National Forest Maps Lupine @ Pine Flat Reservoir, Lower Kings River

Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest Map

OLDER EDITION

Sierra Maps

REAL OLD EDITION

 

Sierra Maps

Rancheria Falls @ Huntington Lake, CA

Tom Harrison Map of Sierra National Forest

Sierra Maps

hiking

Wildfire has recently ravaged about half of this National Forest, from Shaver Lake to Mammoth Pool Reservoir; Kaiser Wilderness, San Joaquin River, Huntington Lake, all the way out to Lake Edison. Many areas could be closed to logging and fire cleanup. Check with USFS for specifics.
Creek Fire 2020

digital maps

apps/maps:
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Sierra Maps

Shaver Lake Beaches by Boat

nearby towns:Sierra Lakes Map

Sierra Maps

Wishon Lake (Reservoir)

 

Sierra Maps

Climbing Wall @ Wishon

 

Sierra Maps

Dinkey Creek from Bridge

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

Ansel Adams Maps

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.

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

Ansel Adams Maps

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

Ansel Adams Maps

Ansel Adams Map USDA

Ansel Adams MapsNFS

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!

Ansel Adams Maps

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

Ansel Adams Maps

Yosemite National Park
and Vicinity Map

by Wilderness Press

Ansel Adams Maps

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

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

Ansel Adams Maps

OLDER EDITION

nearby towns –

Ansel Adams Maps

June Lake Loop, as seen from trail to Fern Lake

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Books

The Ansel Adams Wilderness is a wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada of California, United States. The wilderness spans 231,533 acres – much of which is located inside the Inyo and Sierra National Forests, and the remaining acres covers nearly all of Devils Postpile National Monument. Yosemite National Park lies to the north and northwest, while the John Muir Wilderness lies to the south.

The wilderness was established as part of the original Wilderness Act in 1964 as the Minarets Wilderness. The 109,500-acre Minarets Wilderness was created by enlarging and renaming the Mount Dana-Minarets Primitive Area. In 1984, after his death, the area was expanded and renamed in memory of Ansel Adams, well-known environmentalist and nature photographer who is famous for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the Sierra Nevada.

The Ansel Adams wilderness spans in elevation from 3,500 to 13,157 feet, forming the northern end of the High Sierra. The centerpiece of the Ansel Adams wilderness is the Ritter Range, which includes dark meta-volcanic glaciated mountains such as Mount Ritter, Banner Peak, and The Minarets.

Immediately to the east of the Ritter Range is the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, which contains Devils Postpile, a series of basaltic columns that were revealed and smoothed by glacier action. The Middle Fork originates from Thousand Island Lake, at the foot of Banner Peak, one of the largest backcountry lakes in the Sierra.

To the east of the Middle Fork canyon is the true Sierra Crest, which, at roughly 10,000 feet of elevation is lower than the Ritter Range. This relatively low region of the Crest allows winter storms through and cause large amounts of snowfall on Mammoth Mountain, which sits in the gap. The gap also allows migration of plants and animals across the Sierra Crest.

To the west of the Ritter Range lies the canyon of the North Fork of the San Joaquin, a relatively remote and unvisited high-country area. The southern part of the wilderness contains the 3,000 feet deep canyon of the main San Joaquin River, which flows out of the Sierra Nevada to California’s Central Valley.


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