We gotta know the terrain under our feet, and the weather over our heads in the sky. These are the basics.
In that spirit, let's set ourselves up with the USGS maps sufficient to plan and execute our High Sierra Backpacking Trip with our own set of custom backpacking maps.
Our goal on the page below is to provide the Best Online, Digital, and Paper High Sierra topo backpacking maps and resources covering the Pacific Crest, Tahoe to Yosemite, and John Muir Trail routes between
Our area of coverage spans from the Desolation Wilderness in the West Tahoe Basin hiking South across the Mokelumne, Carson Iceberg, Emigrant, Yosemite, Ansel Adams, John Muir, Sequoia and Kings Canyon Wilderness Areas from the Lake Tahoe Basin down through the Whitney Portal:
Tahoe to Whitney
We look for the best trail maps to hike from Tahoe to Whitney by finding the best maps from the range offered for each of this trip's components.
We already have the best maps for planning High Sierra hikes here on Tahoe to Whitney. Below we explore our paper and digital map resources.
Though good for planning, and even for printing-out for trail use by a few digitally-skilled hikers, the digital backpacking maps on this Tahoe to Whitney trail guide are designed for planning our backpacking trips.
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