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Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby Alwayswalking » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:56 pm

I ran into RoguePhotonic last summer, just north of McClure Meadows, and he suggested I check out this site. Glad I did. Wonderful source of info for my favorite place on earth. Couple of quick questions: I'm planning on hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Tahoe this summer. I'm having trouble finding a map series similar to the Tom Harrison series maps. Do they exist? Also, figure I'll need one resupply. Best location? I'd also appreciate any must see or avoid areas. I'm just starting to plan and research so any input would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby SweetSierra » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:42 pm

Welcome to HST Alwayswalking!

For maps, try National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
They have topo maps/trails of areas across the U.S. Under the search function, enter one of the major features of the areas you will be passing through. They have maps that cover fairly wide areas. I just did a search for a route I'm doing this summer to the Snowmass Wilderness in Colorado and I found a map of the entire route. I'm sure they have one of Tuolumne Meadows and environs and the trail in the Lake Tahoe area.
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby Alwayswalking » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:29 pm

Thanks for the welcome and reply Sweetsierra. I did glance at National Geographic, but didn't really explore its full potential. I'll give it more effort.
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby SweetSierra » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:58 pm

If you have an REI near you, they carry Trails Illustrated maps.

I don't know about resupply from Tuolumne north. Others here might have more information on that.

It sounds like a great trip! And fun to plan for it, especially in the heart of winter.
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby maverick » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:50 pm

Welcome to HST! Click on this link and scroll down to the "Index of Resupply Points"
http://www.tahoetowhitney.com/Resupply/ ... _Tips.html
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination, and where the trail ends is where our adventures begin.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby Alwayswalking » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:20 pm

Perfect Maverick. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby cloudlesssky » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:01 am

I'm tentatively planning to do Tahoe to Mammoth this summer. If you find a good set of maps please let me know. I've bought both the Forest Service PCT map and the K. Scott Parks PCT books, but they don't quite scratch the itch. I really like the Tom Harrison JMT map set and would like something similar. I'm currently considering making my own.

I've looked at the resupply situation and I'm thinking that Kennedy Meadows Resort (http://www.sonorapassvacations.com/plac ... adows.html) on Hwy 108 is the best bet. It's about 1/2 way for me - it may be a little to close to Tuolumne for your trip. It's about 10 miles east (on hwy 108) from where you cross Hwy 108 near Sonora Pass.

There's various contact info on the web if you do a search. Curiously this resupply option isn't listed in K Scott Park's book. If anyone knows why I'd be interested.
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:01 am

The National Geopgraphic maps should cover all of this route.
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby QITNL » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:38 pm

There are some good PCT maps here:
http://www.pctmap.net/download/p/mapdl.html
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Re: Tuolumne to Tahoe via PCT

Postby Alwayswalking » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:27 am

Those look perfect. Thanks for the link QITNL
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