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Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness Map, North Half

The Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness Map produced by the US Forest Service contains information on access roads, trails, campsites, terrain, and points of interest within the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness. All wilderness maps contain contour lines, a topographic quad index and contact phone numbers, and the vast majority contain planning tips and descriptions of the terrain.

Few places in America, and nowhere outside of Alaska, provide a Wilderness experience to match the sheer magnitude of the Frank Church-River of No Return, the second largest unit of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the Lower 48.

It is a land of clear rivers, deep canyons, and rugged mountains. Two white-water rivers draw many human visitors: the Main Salmon River, which runs west near the northern boundary; and the Middle Fork of the Salmon, which begins near the southern boundary and runs north for about 104 miles until it joins the Main. Reaching 6,300 feet from the river bottom, the canyon carved by the Main Salmon is deeper than most of the earth’s canyons–including the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River–and this fast-moving waterway has been dubbed the River of No Return.

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Weight4.5 oz
Dimensions9 × 4 × .5 in