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Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

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The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness straddles California's Sierra Nevada Crest, divided between Humboldt - Toiyabe and Stanislaus National Forests. Here you'll find spectacular high country, with 12 peaks rising above 10,000 feet and numerous other peaks over 9,000 feet, broad river valleys, perennial creeks with small waterfalls, granite-strewn slopes, and several, meadow-filled valleys. Here are the headwaters of the East Fork of the Carson River, the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus, and the Mokelumne River. The Carson River, named for Kit Carson, and a distinctive granite formation called the Iceberg on the southern boundary give this area its name. You'll hike often in a thick forest of pines (Jeffrey, sugar, lodgepole, western white) and firs (red and white). Lakes, fairly common on the eastern side, are few and far between on the western side. Conversely, precipitation averaging 50 inches per year on the western slopes drops to about 15 inches per year on the eastern slopes, with about 80 percent falling as snow. Snowpacks usually linger into June, but the remainder of the summer is generally dry and mild with periodic afternoon thunderstorms and nighttime temperatures that could drop below freezing any day of the year. This 1 inch = 1 mile scale map shows 100 ft contour lines, shaded relief, forest cover, trails, roads, recreation opportunities, lakes, rivers and numerous survey points and boundaries. This map is to be used with the Stansilaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM). The MVUM shows the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and the areas on the National Forest System lands in the Stansilaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests that are designated for motor vehicle use pursuant to 36 CFR 212.51. National Forest road, trail and area users must comply with the MVUM, as well as Federal, State and local laws and regulations. Compliance with these rules is the responsibility of the user. You may view the map at www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/ohv_maps.shtml if not on this site.

Price: $ 4.99 USD


Vendor: US Forest Service R5

Published: 2010

Language: English

Size: 140.5 MB

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