6N06 – Stanislaus NF

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Forest Rd #6N06 – County Line Road, Fence Creek, Stanislaus National Forest

Central Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
N of Hwy 108; W of Sonora Pass

On the very edge of wilderness
Stanislaus NF
County Line Road
Fence Creek Campground (NFS)

Graded dirt road near Clarks Fork junction @ SR 108. Dirt road travels up into forest, hiking trails and meadows; South side of the volcanic Dardanelles @ Tuolumne Co. & Alpine Co. boundary

Carson Iceberg Map

County Line Trailhead
Wheats Meadow Trailhead
Carson Iceberg Wilderness Area
The Dardanelles (9524′ elev)

Clark Fork, Middle Stanislaus River

Topo Maps of this Region:

Stanislaus National Forest Map USDA
Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map USDA
Carson, Emigrant, Mokelumne Map NatGeo
Sierra Nevada Topo Map

  • backpacker access
  • day hiking
  • horse camping
  • primitive camping
  • trailhead camping
  • winter road closure, annually
    Check with local rangers on road access and conditions.

    Rd# 6N06, climbs to mountain scenery at upper elevations, well of the main highway. Route is a 2-lane wide road at times, narrower and private towards the end of roads; several dirt roads, overgrown 2 tracks w/ many camp sites to choose from. Dispersed primitive camping requires a camp fire permit.

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    OHV off-roaders will only find dead ends on dirt route 6N06. NO motorized access in nearby wilderness. Wheelers should try south of Highway 108 @ Niagra Campgrounds; Niagra Off Road #5N01 for all the noise-makers, gear heads, dirt bikes, and toy boxes. Niagra Creek, Niagra OHV, Niagra 4×4.

    Closest towns:

    Dardanelle
    Pinecrest Lake
    Twain Harte

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    Mammoth Fishing



    Stark Weather Lake

    Originally uploaded by danamight

    Mammoth Mountain Lakes / Eastern Sierra Fishing

    Sure splendor for fishing, most of the time. Lake fishing, stream fishing, river fishing. Fishing the Eastern Sierra area, near Mammoth Lakes, California can be very rewarding. You may have read about places like these in the sports magazines, seen them on a television program, or imagined them in a fishing vacation day dream. Summers can be crowded, so pick a lake and camp carefully. Weather can change quickly, so come prepared. Autumn fishing w/ the golden aspens and less crowds is preferred.

    Most of these Eastern Sierra lakes are accessible by car, others by foot. Look at the photos, pick a destination and get a good map of the area, so you can explore everything around too.

    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

    Mammoth Lakes Area

    Mammoth Area Lakes – Mammoth City

    Mammoth Area Creeks –

    Mammoth Area Rivers –

    • Owens River
    • San Joaquin River

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    June Lake Loop

    June Area Lakes –

    June Area Creeks –

    Mammoth Maps

    inyo maps
    Inyo National Forest Map

    Ansel Adams Wilderness Maps
    Devils Postpile Map
    Mammoth High Country Map
    Mono Divide Trail Map
    Mammoth Mono Map NatGeo

    other Eastern Sierra maps –

    Bishop Pass Trail Maps
    Hoover Wilderness Trail Map
    John Muir Wilderness Maps
    Mono Lake Map
    Palisades Trail Maps

    fishing trip

    Ansel Adams Wilderness

    Alpine high country hiking, Sierra Nevada mountains, California

    Ansel Adams Wilderness Area

    Ansel Adams Trail Map, Tom Harrison
    Ansel Adams Map, Forest Service USDA
    Ansel Adams Map, NatGeo

    Ansel Adams Hiking Map
    The Ansel Adams Wilderness is an area in the Sierra Nevada of California. The wilderness is part of the Sierra and Inyo National Forests, in the Eastern Sierra portion of the range, overlooking Mono Lake. Yosemite EAST is what NatGeo likes to call it. The wilderness spans 231,533 acres with Yosemite National Park lies to the north and northwest, while the John Muir Wilderness lies to the south.

    The wilderness was established as part of the original Wilderness Act in 1964 as the Minarets Wilderness. The 109,500-acre Minarets Wilderness was created by enlarging and renaming the Mount Dana-Minarets Primitive Area.

    In 1984, after his death, the area was expanded and renamed in honor of Ansel Adams, well-known environmentalist and nature photographer who is famous for his black and white landscape photographs of the Sierra Nevada.

    Ansel Adams Wilderness Map

    outdoor recreation –

    • backpacking
    • camping
    • fishing
    • hiking
    • horseback
    • ice climbing
    • lakes
    • mountaineering
    • peaks
    • wildflowers

    surrounding park & forest lands –

    nearby towns –

    leeviningvalley

    lee vining canyon

    Ansel Adams Wiki
    Ansel Adams Hiking on Summit Post

    Day hikes or overnight backpacking trips require a Wilderness permit and can be obtained at the local ranger station. A good topo map will also prove invaluable on your hike. Access trailheads for Ansel Adams Wilderness from EAST and WESTERN sides of the Sierra Nevada range.

    Ansel Adams Trailheads from the west –

    Onion Springs Meadow trailhead, Vermillion @ Lake Edison (Sierra NF)

    Isberg trailhead & Mammoth trailhead @ Granite Creek Campground via Beasore Road, way up behind Bass Lake (Sierra NF)

    Isberg Pass trailhead from Yosemite National Park

    Ansel Adams Trailheads from the east –

    Walker Lake trailhead, near Grant Lake on June Lake Loop (Inyo NF)

    Rush Creek / Fern Lake trailhead, near Silver Lake on June Lake Loop (Inyo NF)

    Agnew Meadows trailhead & Minaret Vista trailhead, Mammoth Lakes CA (Inyo NF)

    Devil’s Postpile trailhead, behind Mammoth Lakes CA (Inyo NF)

    Fern Lake Reflection

    Fern Lake, day hike from Hwy 158 (June Lake Loop)

    Group Campgrounds Eastern Sierra

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    Group Campgrounds in Inyo National Forest camping

    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

    campground elev spots veg toilet water notes
    Agnew Meadow Horse Camp 8400′ 4 pines chem piped Group & Equestrian
    Mammoth
    Aspen Group 8100′ 4 aspen flush piped Rock Creek
    Big Pine Canyon Group 7600′ 1 pines vault piped W of Big Pine; May-Oct
    Bishop Park Group 7500′ 21 oaks flush piped Group Camping; May-Oct
    Fossil Group Camp 7220′ 11 pines vault no Hwy 168; E of Big Pine
    Juniper Group Camp 7000′ 5 juniper vault piped Hwy 168; E of Big Pine
    Obsidian Flat Group 6000′ 50 pines vault no Group Camp Mammoth
    Pumice Flat Group 7700′ 17 pines flush piped June-Sept; Mammoth
    Rock Creek Lake Group 7600′ 1 aspen flush piped Group Camping; May-Oct

    see regular Campgrounds – Inyo National Forest

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    Obsidian near Hwy 395 & Mammoth

    Eastern Sierra Obsidian near US Hwy 395 & Mammoth Lakes, California

    Eastern Sierra maps –

    Topo maps, wilderness hiking maps, fishing maps
    Equestrian trails, 4×4 routes, OHV maps –

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    Bishop Creek near Aspendell, CA

    Eastern Sierra Lakes

    Camping Lakes – Campground Lakes
    Lake Eastern Sierra California

    There is not enough room on this web site to list every single alpine lake in the majestic Eastern Sierra range, since there are hundreds, but we highlight a few of the hike-in accessible ones & the more popular camping lakes below.

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    June Lake Loop is a paved, scenic drive highway that has multiple lakes with cabin rentals, camping, fishing, boat rentals. One of the best places to spend autumn looking for fall colors among the aspens.

    DanaMite also knows a picture is worth 1000 words, so just click links for photos & enjoy!!!

    convict lake Eastern SierraLone Pine Lakes include –

    • Diaz Lake (on US Hwy 395)
    • Cottonwood Lakes camping (hike in)
    • Lone Pine Lake (hike in)

    Onion Valley camping
    @ Independence, CA
    Kearsarge Lakes include –

    (all are hike-in lakes)

     

    Bishop Lakes include – (Hwy 168)

    LAKE CROWLEY CA

    CONVICT LAKE CA

    Mammoth Lakes include – (Hwy 203)

    Walker Lake @ June Lake Loop

    Walker Lake @ June Lake CA

    June Lake Loop includes – (Hwy 158)

    MONO LAKE CA

    US 395 @ LEE VINING, CA
    Yosemite NP [EAST ENTRANCE]
    Tioga Pass Lakes include –
    (Hwy 120)

    LUNDY LAKE CA

    Bridgeport, CA

    NatGeo Mammoth MapEastern Sierra topographic trail maps to lakes

    Mono Maloy