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Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
out in front
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 11, 2014 - 05:18pm PT
Hi, does anyone know who prints these? or can recommend a good trail map with contoured relief.

Also water, I read online after mid summer its dry in parts, are there some good spots for replenishing or do I need my manservant to schlep in gallons for my morning SSS?

Trail suggestions are welcome too, thinking 2 days, one night

Thanks supertopians, your wisdom is great
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Aug 11, 2014 - 06:29pm PT
What, are you just planning on hiking around in there, or have some objective in mind?

That place is steep, hot and dry as a bone. Not many trails to follow. It's mostly cross country hiking. Keep in mind B zone archery opens this weekend I believe. And the Yollas is a B Zone mecca. Also deer season is just around the corner. Shouldn't be any problems with that other than you may run into rifle toting company.

You can get maps from USGS. There are not many places to get water and the rivers that are there tend to be down in steep ravines.

Good luck. Awesome place, amazing hunting.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Aug 11, 2014 - 06:52pm PT
Major drought year. Reliable water in normal years may not exist. I am only familiar with access from Sacramento Valley above Paskenta and Hwy 36. Can't help with the best map but I usually find what I need doing google/bing searches or in the pre-internet days of just heading up there and figuring it out.................I am more familiar with Ides Cove Loop that gets you into the southern end and the shortest access to South Yolla Bolly Mt also known as Mt.Linn, the highest peak in the range. Spring and Fall are best. You're gonna roast this time of year...
west of the summit of Mt Linn/South Yolla Bolly looking east past the ...
west of the summit of Mt Linn/South Yolla Bolly looking east past the grove of Foxtail PInes. I threw this one in just for the hell of it. Cool place. No people.
Credit: Timid TopRope
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 11, 2014 - 07:31pm PT
USGS is the place to get contour maps. Or National Geo topomaps. Or did you try google?

Others already said it - hot, dry, redneck to the bone. No granite, either.

It IS interesting geology between north and south Yolla Bollys, if you care for such things.

DMT

ps. summitpost.org is your better bet for useful beta.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 11, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
the map I have is from the US Dept. of Agriculture "A Guide to the Yolla Bolly - Middle Eel Wilderness"

U. S. Government Printing Office 1992-687-849

I also had a guide for the area but apparently I lent it out and didn't get it back...







5 cars at the trailhead on the 4th of July weekend, 2000... we didn't see anyone.
overwatch

climber
Aug 11, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
That is why I no longer lend books. If I give one I don't expect to see it back
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 11, 2014 - 09:13pm PT
That's good to know.

DMT
Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
out in front
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
Thanks for the beta guys. Maybe I'll plan to visit in the fall if its that rugged right now.

Redneck as hell is what I've heard too, that appeals to me, my truck and my pitbull
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 12, 2014 - 12:17am PT
Nice flowers Ed

Lending library protocols went into effect in my house. Names, dates, expected return date (liberally applied) were put on a card and slid into the shelf. Years later I got them back. Would have been goners otherwise.


sorry for threaddrift
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Aug 12, 2014 - 07:27am PT
we did travelers home trail on memorial day this year, 5 miles in 1500 feet up 800 down in a half mile. Brutal but lovely, tons of flowers, tons of poison oak. Hell, we had an 11 yr old beagle with us!
But yah wait tip fall or spring, it's pretty hot out there>
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Aug 12, 2014 - 07:49am PT
Jumpspot in the Middle Eel...

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Good fire fighting country but probably an acquired taste for recreation!
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