National Geographic’s Map Guide of the John Muir Trail is an indispensable tool for navigating one of the most famous trails in the United States. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this product provides detailed topographic maps, interesting history, a waypoint table, information about wilderness safety, and key points of interest you will encounter along the trail. A resupply location chart shows shipping address/contact information, distances, and services available at each resupply point. Each map page has a detailed trail profile that shows the elevation changes you will encounter.
Also, the John Muir Trail is highlighted and centered on each page so you can easily track your progress. The maps start at the northern terminus in Yosemite Valley and progress along the ridge of the Sierra Nevada, past Devils Postpile, and end at the highest point in the lower 48 on the top of Mount Whitney. Along the way you will pass through; Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Devils Postpile National Monument, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, and finally, Sequoia National Park and Mount Whitney. A 21-day sample itinerary is included as well.
Every Topographic Map Guide is printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. We love technology and enjoy the convenience of GPS, but you can’t plan a trip on a phone screen and navigation doesn’t work where there’s no cell signal. Start your next trip on the right foot with a high-quality folding travel map. Make the most of your next adventure, even if you lose GPS or cell signals. You’ll always be on the correct route with our folding travel maps. Your adventure starts here!
Ansel Adams Wilderness, Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, Illilouette Falls, Inyo National Forest, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, Lake Thomas A Edison, Lower Yosemite Fall, Middle Palisade, Mount Agassiz, Mount Darwin, Mount Muir, Mount Pinchot, Mount Powell, Mount Ritter, Mount Russell, Mount Tyndall, Mount Whitney, Mount Williamson, Nevada Fall, North Palisade, Ribbon Fall, Ritter Range, Sequoia National Park, Sierra National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Split Mountain, Upper Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley.
What is a Topographic Guide?
The Topographic Map Guides are user-friendly and light-weight small book format maps printed on rugged waterproof, tear-resistant paper. They are laser focused to provide the tools needed for trail navigation. Each page includes a detailed topographic map and is centered on the trail. Along the bottom of the page is a trail profile that shows the distance between shelters, camping areas, and trail access points. The map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to hiking the trail, mile by rugged mile. The front pages of the printed Topographic Map Guide include resupply locations, key points of interest, safety guidelines, history, and everything you need to plan a safe and memorable hiking trip.
About the Author
Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world.
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