Beyond the PCT and TYT
Our feature trails, the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trail routes, track through this section of the North Yosemite Backcountry. This map is much larger than required to understand their specific routes. The unified TYT & PCT routes enter this map on the lower Left side to where they exit off its lower Right side.
This map includes the trails running up the canyons between the ridges running up to the Sierra Crest from our combined TYT & PCT route, which illustrates the trails leading over the Sierra Crest to Hoover Wilderness Trailheads along the East flank of the Sierra.
The reasons are twofold: first, to get as wide a context on the surrounding terrain and mountains as possible.
Second, the map above puts the Twin Lakes Trailhead over on the East Flank of the Sierra in the Hoover Wilderness into context with our long trails across and around the North Yosemite Backcountry, specifically the Bensen Lake Loop.
The map above shows the Bensen Lake Loop's shared section of trail on our main trails, the combined TYT and PCT, along with it's route down Kerrick Canyon to access the PCT and its route off the PCT up Matterhorn Canyon on the Bensen Lake Loop's route to and from Twin Lakes.
and Hall Research Natural Area on the East Flank
Our next 30 minute backpacking map to our South covers the Green Creek and Virginia Lakes Trailheads in the Hoover Wilderness on the East flank, and the trails leading into the top of Virginia Canyon and connecting with our PCT-TYT route.
The Virginia Canyon to Tuolumne Meadows 30 min map also depicts the Lundy Canyon and Saddlebag Lake Trailheads accessing the Harvey Monroe Hall Research Natural Area, and the East Flank of Mount Conness, although these two East flank trailheads link with each other, they don't offer trail access to our PCT-TYT through-route running down Cold Canyon.
Click the PCT-TYT route on map above in Virginia Canyon to see detailed maps to our East of the Green Creek and Virginia Lakes Trailheads in the Hoover Wilderness and click the map lower down in Cold Canyon to see the detailed map of the Lundy Canyon and Saddlebag Lake Trailheads in the Harvey Monroe Hall Research Natural Area.