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Topo Map of Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.
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Hiking
Kennedy Meadows Pack Station to Relief Reservoir

The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail backpacking through the Emigrant Wilderness

Two 7.5 minute USGS Topographic Backpacking Maps

Aloha Lake under Pyramid Peak from Dicks Pass

Maps Index Sonora Pass to Tuolumne Meadows

TYT Map
NORTH
South Carson Iceberg Wilderness
TYT Map SOUTH
Relief Reservior to Brown Bear Pass
Miles
and
Elevations
Kennedy Meadows to Bond Pass
Trail Guide SOUTH
TYT

Kennedy Meadows Trailhead
Trail Guide Index
Sonora Pass Trailheads
30 min
Map
Sonora Pass Region Trails
30 min
MAP
Highway 108 to Bensen Lake
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Trail Guide Index

Sonora Pass

all maps Sonora Pass Weather Resources Sierra Nevada Weather Information map & Permit information

Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir Backpacking Topo Map

5.37 miles from the Kennedy Meadows Pack Station Gate
to the
Lower Relief Valley-Brown Bear Pass trail junction

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30 minute Carson Iceberg & Emigrant Wilderness High Altitude Trail Map

North Sierra Road Map Below

Click Map Labels Pointing to Adjacent Topo Maps

Map NORTH: Sonora Pass Area Trails      Map SOUTH: Relief Reservior to Brown Bear Pass    Map EAST: Kennedy Lake to Kennedy Canyon

 Kennedy Meadows Pack Station topo map to Relief Reservoir.

NORTH Sonora Pass Trailheads   Click Red Dots   Map SOUTH Relief Reservior to Brown Bear Pass  Map EAST Kennedy Lake to Kennedy Canyon

30 minute Carson Iceberg & Emigrant Wilderness High Altitude Trail Map

Map and Location NOTES & INFORMATION

Main Features

The map features the Southbound Tahoe to Yosemite Trailhead from Kennedy Meadows Pack Station along Highway 108. A 2.67 mile hike from the gate at Kennedy Meadows brings us to the trail East to Kennedy Lake. At 5.37 miles from the Kennedy Meadows gate we encounter the trail junction on the Southeast end of Relief Reservoir dividing the trail to Relief Valley from our route up to Brown Bear Pass.

This map contains two updates to the USGS topographic backpacking map.

The first is between the lower and upper footbridges just South of the Kennedy Meadow Trailhead. The trail no longer loops West through the dry canyon but is cut into the rock above the West bank of Summit Creek. I have not hiked the old route so I did some investigation. I hiked the new route carefully so I could depict it on the map above, and consulted with Marty about the route of the old trail. Marty works with Matt Bloom at Kennedy Meadows Pack Station.

Marty is one of Matt Bloom's professional backcountry horsepackers and an all-around knowledgable hand on High Sierra travel, trails, and terrain.

Marty out of Kennedy Meadows Pack Station.

Marty: "It's a Jumble."

Map Correction #2

Above and South of the upper footbridge the trail splits between two short route options which rejoin on the flat above the upper footbridge. This short trail split is fairly inconsequential, but from the flat the trail South is different from the USGS map's depiction.

The trail South first encounters the junction for the trail heading East to Kennedy Lake then the now-empty site where PG & E's Relief Cabin once sat.

I have depicted the current route as of July 2012 on the map above.

Map Problems Solved above

TYT Trail South from lower footbridge on Summit Creek

TYT Trail route to Kennedy Lake trail junction

North Sierra Road Map

Google Road Map

Mapping, Mileage, and National Forest Information

 

Miles and Elevations

Kennedy Meadows to Bond Pass

Kennedy Meadows Gate to Kennedy Lake trail junction

2.67 miles

Kennedy Meadows Gate to Kennedy Lake trail junction

2.67 miles

Kennedy Meadows Gate to trail junction on Southeast side of Relief Reservoir

5.37 miles

 

Miles and Elevations

Kennedy Meadows to Bond Pass

USGS Topo Hiking Maps Information

West Map
Dardanelle, Calif, 1979 7.5 minute USGS Topographic Map

East Map
Sonora Pass, Calif, 1979 7.5 minute Topographic Map

 

Compass Offset
Magnetic North is 18 degrees, East of True North, 16.5 off North Star

 

scale: 1: 24 000
Contours: 80 feet

 

Backpacking permitting authority

Stanislaus National Forest Wilderness

Contacts
Stanislaus National Forest

National Forest Wilderness Area information: Emigrant Wilderness

Ranger District
Summit Ranger District

Physical location
Under the Dardanelles Cone Gelogical feature between Highways 4 and 108 on the Western Flank of the Sierras.
 

TYT Topo Map NORTH Sonora Pass Trailheads                TYT Topo Map SOUTH Relief Reservior to Brown Bear Pass

Elevations   More Information

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station: 6400 feet

Relief Reservoir: 7226 feet

Brown Bear Pass: 9760 feet

Trail Guide, Section: Highway 108 to 120

Trail Guide, Trailheads: Sonora Pass Trailheads into Carson Iceberg and Emigrant Wilderness

 

Map Credit

U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior: The USGS

USGS TOPO HIKING MAP LOCATOR

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