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Pacific NW Hiking Related
[via WayBack] - Abandoned Trails - Western Washington Cascades (Steve Fox)
[active] - Alpine State of Mind Jason Hummel Photography
[active] Backpacking the American West
[active] - Cascadian Mountain Adventures (Michael Stanton's hiking/climbing trips)
[Commercial] - Dances with Marmots - A PCT Adventure - The story (with photo's) of George Spearing's five month solo journey, from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail of California, Oregon, and Washington.
[Pbase photo page] - Eric Noel's Photo Page - Northwest Hiking and more, more or less...
[Commercial] - Find A Hike - Create hiker profile, join or make your own groups, meet up with area hikers, add gear and product reviews, share your photos and trail stories, search for hikes by state and country.
[active] - Hiking Northwest - Jim Kuresman's trip reports and photos of hikes in the Northwest. 772 trip reports, 24,879 photos, and numerous features as of 4-19-18.
[active] - Loomis Adventures - Trip reports, photography, and gear reviews.
[active] - Mountain Scenes Photography - Photography from the Pacific Northwest by Don Geyer.
[Commercial] - The Paintings of Roy E. Hughes
[not personal] - non-profit/government site - San Juan Island Trails Committee Download maps of the Islands and trail maps.
[active] - The Hiker Mama Hiker Mama's website and blog about hiking with children
[advocacy] - wta.org (Washington Trails Association)
[non-personal database] - Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest - Database of waterfalls in WA, OR, ID, and BC. Photos, directions, photo tips, etc. Soon to cover over 2500 waterfalls.
[Professional photo site] - widerange.org - Some great pics of the cascades
[horsemen, Professional site] - TrailMeister Growing list of Seattle area day hikes with trail maps, hiking and camping tips and more.
[Maps, Interactive maps, horse camp info] capitolriders.org
Pacific NW Hiking Related [above] that are now stale, still useful.
[static] - aplinequest.com (photos, poems, prose & guest verse by McPilchuck)
[static since Aug 2010] - Around Olympia- Derek Pearson's outdoor photography. Featuring hiking, backpacking, canoing, and other outdoor type stuff.
[static since Aug 2009] - Michael Caver Photogaphy
[static since March 2008] - mtnphil.com (backcountry skiing / climbing page)
Photos - [static since 2008] - Selkie Oizys photos - Some photos of NW hikes - Washington, Canada.
[static since 2008] - WashingtonHikes.com - Photo gallery of hikes in Washington state, brought to you by Chris Duval.
[static since May 2010] - 2DrX Explorations
[static since 2015] - Weekendhike.com - Hike reports and pics from around the Seattle area (The Cascades, Mount Si, Cougar, Tiger and Squak Mountains)
Pacific NW Hiking Related [above] that are dead, moved here for reference.
[...feel free to dig up a WayBack link and move to the "stale" paragraph]
[dead - alpinerack - Trip reports of climbs and hikes that I have done in the North West. Still a work in progress. Let me know what you think!]
[dead - AlpineTarn.com - Joe and Susie's Mountaineering Website]
[nothing here - Adventures in the Pacific Northwest - Trip reports and photos from many hiking destinations around Seattle and the Pacific Northwest]
[dead - Backcountry Trails Guide (by Alpinejo)]
[web security warning] [not personal] - Pacific Northwest Hikes - The only source you'll need for information on hiking in the Pacific Northwest.
[dead] [Commercial] - Cascade Adventure Guides- Guided hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, rock-climbing and mountaineering trips in the Pacific NW
[changed] - Gone Alpine - Pacific NW backpackers, hikers and climbers give beta on hikes, rides, products & nutrition [now is about paving]
[dead - Hotelseven's Camping Photos]
[dead - LandscapePhoto.us - Landscape photography inspired by the wonders of nature.]
nothing here - Mark's Hiking Page - Pictures and journal of my hiking and other outdoor trips in the Pacific Northwest.]
[nothing here - nwsource.com (find a hiking trail)]
[dead - One Day Wonders - Steven Birds]
[dead - Take A Hike - Karen Sykes / Seattle P-I]
[non-personal] - vtrail.com (hike descriptions & pictures)
[dead - wildernesstrip.com (small assortment of hikes, route descriptions and pictures)]
[dead] [Commercial]= WildWashington Outdoor Life & Recreation in Washington State.
Other Hiking Related
http://www.archesoftheescalante.com - Arches in the Escalante area.
Gravity College (beta) - Our goal at Gravity College is to provide outdoor enthusiasts with a simple, free method of finding and exploring any and every off-road trail in the USA and eventually the world.
Search by trail name, park name, mountain peak, state or zip
» Distance, elevation profile and difficulty score for every trail in USA
» 3D Flythrough function lets you virtually hike any trail
» Print unlimited FREE topos
» Print unlimited FREE trail maps
» Save & Share routes, photos, stories and more
peaktopeak.net - Collection of worldwide links
The Trail Database - Not so much local, more world wide-some neat photos etc.
US Forest Service
Wilderness.net - Their national wilderness map stands out, from the University of Montana.
Cascade Adventure Guides- Guided rock-climbing trips in the Pacific NW
cascadeclimbers.com - Pacific Northwest Climbers Resource
mtncommunity.org - Gathering place for those who enjoy the vertical world and good company
Northwest Peakbaggers Asylum (including the 100 Highest Peaks in Washington State)
Peakbagger.com Just about every peak list imaginable
Trail Blazers - Better alpine fishing since 1933.
Food / Cooking
Packit Gourmet ~ trail meals, grocery store (freeze-dried meat, veggies & fruit, seasoning powders, etc.) & kitchen gear
One Pan Wonders - backpacking recipes
Just Tomatoes - dried fruits and veggies
Harmony House Foods - dried foods
Minimus - lots of things in single serving sized packets
King Arthur Flour - powdered ingredients, baking supplies
Mary Janes Farm - ready-made meals
Alpine Aire - ready-made meals, dried ingredients (including meats)
Wilderness Dining - gear, ready-made meals, dried ingredients (including meats and beans)
Emergency Essentials - aka Be Prepared. Dried ingredients, soup mixes
Walton Feed - dried ingredients
Penzey's - herbs, spices, seasonings
My Spicer - dried mushrooms, chilis, seasoning blends
American Spice - spices, blends, dried ingredients
Simply Organic - sauces and seasoning blends
World Spice - herbs, spices, teas
alpental.com (don't miss the virtual tour, including shots of chair peak and snow lake)
hyak.net Assorted stuff about Snoqualmie Pass
midfork.org (Middle Fork Snoqualmie Info)
Robe Canyon Historic Park - History,photos,trail work schedule for park east of Granite Falls along the Stillaguamish R.
NorthwestRailFan.com (historical info on local railroads)
UW Digital Collections - Some great historical photos
National Park Service Digital Image Archives - National Park Service Digital Image Archives
Goldmyer Hotsprings - A conservation gem in the heart of the Snoqualmie Middle Fork Valley.
soak.net (Washington Hot Springs Links)
Rex's Forest Fire Lookout Page
firelookout.com - Lookouts of Washington
Forest Fire Lookout Association - a national organization concerned with saving, maintaining and using lookouts.
Lightweight Hiking / Backpacking
Onestep's Ultralight Backpacking Resource
backpacking.net forums at TLB (the lightweight backpacker)
Terraserver - 3.3 tera-bytes of high resolution USGS aerial imagery and USGS topographic maps
ACME Mapper - Quick USGS and Canadian topographic data.
Washington State Shoreline Aerial Photos
maptech.com (free online topo maps)
USGS 7.5 Minute Quads for WA State - This site has USGS 7.5 minute quads for the entire state. Click on the section of the state you are interested in, it will link you to a list of maps for that section.
- Files are zipped bitmap photos of the actual USGS quads, and are fairly large. Due to their size, it is handy to have a good image editor to open them, as the buffer size needed is pretty big and some applications man not be able to handle it.
- These may not be as useful for map work on computer due to the profusion of CD based maps out now, but I print them out for use on roadtrips and keep a stack in the car.
- They have large blank borders, so it's handy to crop them closely before printing in "fit to page" mode in order to maximize their printed size. An 11x17 paper size results in usable maps, maybe not good enough for hiking but handy as heck for the 3R's, roving, roadtrips, and reference.
www.reo.gov/reo/data/DRG_Files/northwest.asp (more free downloads - washington & oregon)
drg.caldata.ucdavis.edu (more free downloads - california)
gisdatadepot.com/catalog (more free downloads of DRG and DEM files)
Historic USGS 1:125,000 Quads (select the quad, then the link after "View Map Image" to zoom in and around the map)
Search And Rescue (SAR)
Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council
Central Washington Mountain Rescue Council
King County Search And Rescue
Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue
Olympic Mountain Rescue
Portland Mountain Rescue
Tacoma Mountain Rescue
Vancouver, BC (North Shore Search and Rescue)
Directory of Canadian SAR Organizations
Alpenglow Lowell Skoog's History and Skiing site
SkiHeart.com - they post sales on skis, snowboards, ski boots and gear.
Cascade Adventure Guides- Guided snowshoeing trips in the Pacific NW
Cascade Classics Ben Manfredi and teams adventures from 1997-2003
Ski Sickness Sky Sjue Steep Skiing and Rock Climbing
Cascade Crusades - Jason Hummel's skiing, etc website
Snow Safety / Avalanche
Avalanche - Decision Making Before and During Backcountry Trips - You may be avalanche aware, but do you make sound decisions before and during backcountry travel? If you are not avalanche aware then get so. More importantly though, make sound decisions about your BC travel. The decisions you make in the planning and traveling stages that involve human factors, such as, lets go a little higher, or this is such great powder - lets get some more turns, are the kinds of decisions that kill. Make more sound decisions and ensure your group acts on them. For all types of backcountry travel: ski, ride, snowshoe, snowmobile, walk, hike, climb, etc.
avalanche.org (master list on avlanches)
Northwest Avalanche Center / NWAC Forecasts
Snowtrek.org - Exploring the backcountry in the snow!
Winter Climbs Google map of the peaks from Winter Climbs: One Day Ascents
Winter Scrambles Copy of Steve Fox's defunct winter scrambles page
Weather / Road / Traffic
http://traffic.wsdot.wa.gov (traffic links including route profiles, North Cascades Hwy Info, etc.)
Intellicast - good general weather site with radar, infrared, visible loops so one can see the incoming weather as well as getting the forcast
National Weather Service Weather Forecasts - Clickable Map For Most Of Washington State
Northwest Weather & Avalanche Center (Including Hourly Mountain Weather Data)
Mount Rainier National Park Road Conditions
Paradise Historical Annual Snowfall
Summary Of Snow Depths & Temps At All NWAC Mountain Data Sites
USGS Washington Water Science Center - Includes real-time river data
UW Atmospheric Sciences radar. Great tri state/British Columbia weather radar.
Zeitcam.com - Time-lapse movies of Webcams in the NW and elsewhere (National Parks, Ski Areas, etc.)
Trailhead Shuttle Service
Body Results Outdoor Sports Conditioning
The Degree Confluence Project
North Cascade glacier climate project
70+ used bookstores within Seattle's city limits
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