National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Big Sur Ventana Wilderness – Los Padres National Forest – 2019 Edition State Maps. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in this part of Southern California covered by the San Jacinto and Laguna Mountains Topographic Map Guide rises steadily from San Gorgonio Pass into the San Jacinto Mountains, where the trail climbs just above 9,000 feet. The PCT then winds through the desert and rangeland of the rugged San Felipe Hills and eventually heads into the Laguna Mountains before the final descent to the southern terminus at the Mexican border, where it is marked by a monument. The lower elevations of this section provide a long hiking season throughout the fall, winter, and spring, but the peak summer months can bring dangerous heat and infrequent water sources. Meanwhile, the higher elevations of the San Jacinto Mountains can bring heavy snow, even during spring and fall.The PCT spans 2,650 miles from the Canadian border, through Washington, Oregon, and California to the southern terminus on the Mexican border. The famous trail crosses some of the most wild and scenic landscapes of the western U.S., including six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness areas, the volcanic Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Big Sur Ventana Wilderness – Los Padres National Forest – 2019 Edition State Maps
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Desolation And Granite Chief Wilderness Areas – 2019 Edition State Maps. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness combines unmatched detail with helpful information to offer an invaluable tool for making the most of your visit to this remarkable section of California coastline. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key points of interest including Los Padres National Forest, Silver Peak Wilderness, Pinnacles National Park, Fort Ord National Monument, Big Sur National Wild and Scenic River, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.With miles of mapped trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region. The trails are clearly marked according to use and include mileages between intersections. The Big Sur Coast Highway is noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits and coastal waters. Some of the many recreation features include surfing and scuba diving areas, interpretive trails, fishing areas, trailheads, and campgrounds. A variety of information about California state parks, Monterrey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California Coastal National Monument, and Los Padres National Forest is included as well.Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on Backcountry Tough waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.Other features found on this map include: Cape San Martin, Carmel Point, Carmel River, Gabilan Range, Greenfield, Junipero Serra Peak, Lopez Point, Los Padres National Forest, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pinnacles National Park, Point Lobos, Point Pinos, Point Sur, Santa Lucia Range, Seaside, Sierra de Salinas, Silver Peak Wilderness, Soledad, Ventana Wilderness.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Crystal Basin/Silver Fork – Eldorado National Forest – 2016 Edition State Maps. The two wilderness areas of Desolation and Granite Chief are tucked up against the west shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierras of California. The land which became Desolation Wilderness was once part of the Lake Tahoe Forest Reserve, established in 1899. In 1910, when the first tourists were beginning to make their way over the narrow dirt roads of Echo and Donner summits, the area was made part of the newly-formed Eldorado National Forest. The area was named the Desolation Valley Primitive Area in 1931, and in 1969 Desolation Wilderness was Congressionally designated and included in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The Desolation Wilderness is 63,960 acres of subalpine forests, glacial lakes and valleys, and granite peaks.The Granite Chief Wilderness was designated a Wilderness area in 1984 because of its pristine nature, natural beauty, and primitive, non-motorized recreational opportunities. This 25,680-acre wilderness offers beautiful valley meadows and spectacular 9,000-foot granite peaks. The headwaters of the American River are located in the wilderness, where elevations range from 5,000 feet to 9,000 feet.The printed map is arranged so route-finding within each wilderness area is as simple as possible with the entire Granite Chief Wilderness shown on the front side of the map and the Desolation Wilderness shown on the back. Despite their proximity of the shores of Lake Tahoe the two wilderness areas offer remote trails that make their way deep into the backcountry. Every trail is classed based on its use including hiking or equestrian, and each trail segment includes a distance so you know how far your travels will take you.Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on Backcountry Tough waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of a National Geographic map help support the Society’s vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Lake Tahoe Basin: Us Forest Service State Maps. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Crystal Basin and Silver Fork covers the Eldorado National Forest, from its northern boundary with Tahoe National Forest to its southern boundary with Stanislaus National Forest. The map provides both unmatched detail and valuable information for outdoor enthusiasts exploring this part of California’s Sierra Nevada. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and others, this map features key points of interest including Mokelumne and Desolation Wildernesses, Hell Hole and Union Valley Reservoirs, Silver Lake and Kirkwood Ski Area. An informative summary of each wilderness area, safety tips, including a special section on bear safety tips, recreation tips and agency contact information are included as well.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Pacific Crest Trail: Klamath Mountains: Siskiyou Summit To Castle Crags State Maps. The largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada. It’s unusually clear waters and surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains make it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Lake Tahoe Basin delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in enjoying the year-round recreational opportunities this region offers. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map includes Desolation Wilderness; Prosser Creek Reservoir; Granite Chief and Mount Rose wilderness areas; and El Dorado, Humboldt-Toiyabe and Tahoe National Forests. In addition, the following state parks are included: Donner Memorial, Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point, Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss, Lake Tahoe Nevada, Burton Creek, and Washoe Lake.Whether you’re exploring Lake Tahoe Basin on foot, or by horse, motorcycle or ATV, the handy trail chart will prove a useful tool in your travels. The popular Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim trails are clearly noted. A chart of ski and snowboard resorts includes their location on the map, as well as the number of lifts and runs. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. The bathymetry of Lake Tahoe is shown with both contours and hill shading. Recreation features are clearly marked, including campgrounds, trailheads, swimming areas, fishing access and scuba diving areas.Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on Backcountry Tough waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.Other features found on this map include: Carson Range, Desolation Wilderness, Donner Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Granite Chief Wilderness, Mt. Rose Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe National Forest, Toiyabe National Forest, Truckee, Washoe Lake.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Pacific Crest Trail: San Gabriel And San Bernardino Mountains: Vasquez Rocks To San Gorgonio Pass State Maps. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) covered in the Klamath Mountains Topographic Map Guide in this part of northern California travels through the Klamath Mountains and parallels the southern end of the Cascade Range. The distinctive regions of the Cascade Range, Coast Ranges, and Central Valley converge at the Klamath Mountains, creating an environment with unparalleled diversity. The PCT reaches the Siskiyou Mountains near Ashland, Oregon, then travels through the Marble Mountains and Russian wilderness areas . As the PCT travels further south it passes through the Scott Mountains before arriving at the picturesque spires and domes of Castle Crags, a granite intrusion exposed by millions of years of erosion.The PCT spans 2,650 miles from the Canadian border, through Washington, Oregon, and California to the southern terminus at the Mexican border. The famous trail crosses some of the most wild and scenic landscapes of the western U.S., including six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness areas, the volcanic Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.Each PCT Topographic Map Guide includes detailed topographic maps at a scale of almost 1 inch = 1 mile. Each page is centered on the PCT and overlaps with the adjacent pages so there is little chance of getting lost. Along the bottom of each page is a trail profile that shows the distance between camping areas, trailheads, and other points of interest. The map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to hiking the trail, mile by rugged mile. The Topographic Map Guide is built for all levels of hiking enthusiasts, from the day tripper to the multi month ‘thru-hiker’. The front pages of the printed Topographic Map Guide include resupply locations, health and safety information, and much more.More convenient and easier to use than folded maps, but just as compact and lightweight, National Geographics Topographic Map Guide booklets are printed on Backcountry Tough waterproof, tear-resistant paper with stainless steel staples. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.