National Geographic Alpine Lakes WildernessNational Geographic
Outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore of the Central Cascades will find National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Alpine Lakes Wilderness an indispensable tool. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and others, the map covers the wilderness and the surrounding parts of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests. While the area's rugged, glacier-carved terrain is dominated by tens of peaks and hundreds of lakes, other key points of interest include Skykomish and Wenatchee River, Lake Eaton State Park and Stevens Pass.
All trails are clearly marked and color coded according to their designated usage, whether you're traveling by foot, horse, mountain bike, or motorized vehicle. The Pacific Crest and Pacific Northwest Trails, which snake through the area, are highlighted. For those who prefer exploring in a motorized vehicle the Mountains to Sound and Stevens Pass Greenways are both indicated, as well as OHV routes and high clearance roads. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for peaks, summits, passes and the hundreds of lakes. Valuable wilderness regulation and safety tips are also included on the map, along with useful contact information. Many recreation and adventure features are noted as well, including campgrounds and primitive campsites, horse camps and corrals, downhill and cross-country ski areas, snowmobile trails, boat launches and fishing areas.