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Muir wilderness: What map is this?

Postby tbaranski » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:27 pm

Looking for a good map of the area to take on some upcoming hikes. Anyone know what map this is:

http://images.summitpost.org/original/641780.jpg

Is this a Harrison map by chance?
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Re: Muir wilderness: What map is this?

Postby Jesus Malverde » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:09 pm

tbranksi,

I think you are right. It's probably a Tom Harrison map #6? (North Lake/South Lake) from the John Muir Trial map package.

http://www.tomharrisonmaps.com/JMT%20Web%20Map.gif

FWIW,

Tom Harrison maps are probably the best hard copy topo maps of the High Sierra you can use. Wilderness Press maps are probably a good runner up. Others may have a different opinion.
Best of luck on your upcoming hikes,
JM
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Re: Muir wilderness: What map is this?

Postby artrock23 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:11 pm

No, it's not a Harrison map, although it's similar. You can get that area and more on their "Bishop Pass North Lake South Lake Loop" trail map.
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Re: Muir wilderness: What map is this?

Postby mattyj » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:54 pm

I think it's MyTopo / Terrain Navigator. The way the relief shading extends onto South Lake looks like something I've seen on their maps. But I'll agree that if you want to buy a large format, waterproof/tearproof map of the area, Tom Harrison is the way to go. Avoid Nat Geo Trails Illustrated maps like the plague. Among other annoyances, they like marking forest and wilderness boundaries with big thick lines - totally obscuring summits and important off-trail passes.

If you don't want a big/durable map, you can also just print a couple pages from caltopo.
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Re: Muir wilderness: What map is this?

Postby obsidian » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:38 pm

TBARANSKI,
This section of map corresponds to the Mount Thompson 7.5 Minute Series USGS Topographic Map.
The dotted red line shows the ascent from South Lake to Bishop Pass, one of the most popular passes in the high sierra. The pass is the entry to King's Canyon National Park,...and, is often used by backpackers when looping through Evolution Valley.
Here is the link to the Inyo National Forest.
Also, here is a link to the Summit Post page, John Muir Wilderness
Do a Google search for the town of Bishop, to find information on lodging, restaurants, etc.
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