Desolation Valley area info
I picked up the DeLorme "Topo USA" map series. It seems to be
able to produce about anything one can get on a normal Topographic
map, and a bit more. Here is the output that I thought most
relevant for the Desolation Valley possibility:
2D map of the
area and a proposed route. Note an example option on the south
end. On the north end going in or out via Inspiration Point is also
possible. In fact, looking at it on the:
3D map of the area,
I think I like the idea of staying on the Cascade Lake side of that little
peak. Here is the:
gain/loss for the drawn route.
I also saved a couple of maps of the Saddlebag lake area:
... and, at Jerry's request, a couple more:
A 50 foot interval
topographic view around Mt. Conness to the Southeast.
A wider angle 3-D view
looking from the southeast.
closer and lower angle 3-D view from the east.