Monday, June 8, 2015

California Lakes With Water

California Lake Destinations

Record low lake levels at most reservoirs & lakes!

The mega drought continues. Don't be disappointed on vacation: Lack of water at your lake destination may leave you mad this season. Know before you go. Check out the California Water Information page for more specific information.

Reservoirs listed below are the lakes with the most water in California (as of June 2015). Number represents percent of capacity.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Gold Country Map

Destinations Map of Gold Country

All old REGION maps on DESTINATIONS will slowly be replaced this summer with new, customized GoogleMaps. Showing links to small towns, sightseeing stops, hiking trailheads, dining options, cabins and camping. The destinations and links will grow over time with more being added.

Sierra Nevada Foothills, Historical Gold Rush California

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sierra Mountains Map

Destinations Map of The Sierras

Long ago I began compiling photos and data on remote back roads of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Now it's my (dream) job. Reworking and updating old pages every decade, whether they need it or not.

All old REGION maps on DESTINATIONS will slowly be replaced this summer with new, customized GoogleMaps. Showing links to small towns, sightseeing stops, hiking trailheads, dining options, cabins and camping.

The highest peaks in the nation seem like a good place to start.

Sierra Nevada Mountains, California


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Responsive: 18 years



Responding to the width of any device. The phrase 'responsive web design' did not exist a decade ago because bigger was better and the large 1500 mega pixel wide flat displays were all the rage back then. Wider photographs, crystal clear imagery, streaming videos and playing movies on your home computer. Gone were the days of ugly web 1.0, w/ limited screen space and 800 width, as advertising banners and text ads filled any blank space. Fast forward to today and web sites now need to look good on all computers, from desktop to palm sized.

NEW SITE DESIGN IS IN THE WORKS
for the content site of Total Escape. Map store sales are on the way out!

http://mobile.totalescape.com


Total Escape is celebrating 18 years online this month and it continues to be the independent travel guide to California Outdoors and Off the Beaten Path.




Friday, September 12, 2014

New Eastern Sierra Map

Eastern Sierra Camping - Bridgeport, CA



bridgeport map


NEW EDITION 2014 - 
Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest

USDA recently updated most of their National Forests maps to a new plastic waterproof versions, with El Dorado being the very last of the paper maps (that which is now outta print and outta stock).

Front cover design takes a twist with the new retro-looking map featured here - Toiyabe's Bridgeport Ranger District. It was updated and printed in 2014,  on plastic (polypropalene) just like all the other forest maps for California.

This particular map covers places like:
Mono Lake, Lee Vining, Conway Summit, Bridgeport, Buckeye Hot Springs, Travertine Hot Springs, East Walker River, Lundy Lake, Twin Lakes, Virginia Lakes, Bodie Ghost Town, Green Creek, Upper Summers Meadow, Dunderberg Meadow, and Hoover Wilderness.

This rural Eastern California region is located on US Highway 395 (north of Mammoth and south of Lake Tahoe).



Autumn aspen groves draw tourist sightseers every year as fall colors peak in October and are complete by November (with the first snow fall). Quite popular amongst all outdoor enthusiasts - hunters, fishermen, RV campers, backpackers, day hikers, car campers, horse packers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers, motorcyclist, boaters, kayakers, canoers, antique shoppers, cattle ranchers, snow skiers, cross country folks, and the most relaxed of all, hot springs soakers.