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Eldorado National Forest, California (America's Great Outdoors)
Scale - 1/2" to the Mile
The miners who came to California in the gold rush of 1849 called this land "el dorado," for the fabled Spanish "land of gold". Welcome to the Eldorado National Forest. Visitors are drawn each year to the forest's rivers, lakes, and streams. Alpine and nordic skiing, campsites, and picnic areas in alpine backcountry and dense forest abound. 400 miles of hiking trails pass through all kinds of terrain, from gentle oak foothills on the west to the 10,000-foot crest of the Sierra Nevada.40404