digital files are currently available and many others are in preparation.
These TrailPhoto files are photographs and descriptions of trails
and natural areas, combined with their map locations and local
contains an overview section that describes the TrailPhoto
Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes Regions and
lists of the TrailPhoto Guide and TrailPhoto Scenes trails with thumbnail photos, plus another section that covers the TrailPhoto Vignettes.
These are further divided geographically, to focus on each of the
regions in which the trails and parklands are found. To see
an overview of the links to all major sections of both the
TrailPhoto Guides/TrailPhoto Scenes and the TrailPhoto Vignettes, see the TrailPhotos
some of which are completed and available and others which are now in development,
provide more extensive photographic guides to various mountain and natural area trails.
TrailPhoto Guides are detailed descriptions of trail routes with area maps, topographic
maps with highlighted trails and photo locations, and color photographs. These have trail
descriptions similar to those found in many guidebooks, but have
the added features of color photo highlights of scenes along the
trails, and matching color maps to show the trail routes and trails'
The TrailPhoto Guides cover the
northern California area and a small section of northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe, and the eastern Sierra
mountain range, plus trails
in the East Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area. Regional
Overview information about each of these areas is found at these pages:
* Highway 88 to
N. boundary of
Yosemite National Park Region
You can find more detailed
information on the Parks & Trails contents of the TrailPhoto
Guides (and TrailPhoto Scenes), price information,
and an example file from the TrailPhoto
Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes Regions page. To go directly to a photo snapshot of each of the trails
included in the TrailPhoto Guides and their general location on a
map, start at the Quick Links on top of that page and click on
the links to "Photos:" for Lake Tahoe, Highway 88 to N. Yosemite, or East
Bay TrailPhoto Guides Trails. Or click the links under
"Trails :" on the left side navigation bar of
a few of which are now completed and available and others which are now in development,
focus on the photographs taken along the trail as their main
emphasis. The TrailPhoto Scenes contain the same maps as
their corresponding TrailPhoto Guides, but offer full sized photos
showcased against black page backgrounds instead of the smaller
photos embedded in the trail description pages as displayed in the
Guides. The TrailPhoto Scenes files are meant for those who
prefer to view larger size photos, at better resolution, as a way
to explore these trails.
- displays photos from a sample of
selected TrailPhoto Guides in Extra Large size, which is
the best way to see them within this website!
TrailPhoto Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes are available from
MapSnaps at Scribd.com.
contain photographs and maps showing these Vignette photo
locations, including landscape photograph and information on the nearby areas. Some of these will be in the same general
locations as the TrailPhoto
Guides, but the content does not overlap in its coverage.
includes a site location overview, maps and directions on getting to the
site of the photograph, a topographic map that shows the specific
site of the photograph and labels of nearby trails and campgrounds,
plus some website links for further information.
The Vignettes that are now
available are in the
northern California area near Lake Tahoe and the eastern Sierra
mountain range (Two Vignettes per file):
Donner Lake, off Interstate 80,
plus Faith Valley, off Highway 88 (Tahoe area);
Sinnamon Valley, off Highway
395 near Virginia Lakes (eastern Sierra area), plus
Wrights Lake, off Highway 50 (Tahoe area).
You can find more detailed
information on the contents of these Vignettes, and price information,
and a few examples on the TrailPhoto
review information about How
to Acquire these