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- Descriptions of trails, maps, weather, campground information, and a library with works by John Muir and others.
- News, reviews, editorials, and subscription information.
- A "how-to-guide" for camping, backpacking and hiking, especially for those just getting started. Includes packing lists and a sample 3-day menu.
The Backpacking Directory
- A directory of links to information about backpacking and hiking, including gear, retailers, trails, trip reports, photos, clubs and organizations, and the Pacific Crest Trail.
Backpacking in the Catskills
- Pictures from popular overlooks in the Catskills with trail descriptions and advice.
Colorado Mountain Club
- Dedicated to exploring and protecting the wild areas in Colorado. Sponsors courses and lectures about Rocky Mountain natural history and mountaineering.
The Complete Guide to the John Muir Trail
- This site describes the John Muir trail in its entirety, from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. There is information about planning a trip, including permits, reservations, meal planning and recipes. A photo gallery accepts submissions from readers.
Global Adventure Trekking
- Trekking Agency in Nepal
- Gear reviews, backpacking reports, and general hiking thoughts centered around the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
International Backpacking Association
- Provides backpacking related online videos, helpful hints, maps and low impact backpacking guides. Membership is required for full access.
The John Muir Trail
- Information, photographs and descriptions of the 211 mile long trail that goes from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney.
The Lightweight Backpacker
- Lightweight backpacking tips, techniques, books, gear, reviews, gear checklists, message forums, and specialty pages.
- A personal collection of photos, trail tales, trip reports, trail maps, and trip summaries. Over twenty-five years of backcountry adventures.
Planning Your Thru-Hike of the John Muir Trail
- Site offers an ebook describing how to plan a backpacking trip of John Muir Trail. The website includes a blog (bears, trail history, tips, etc.) and information about the book.
Sierra Nevada Backpacking
- Information for Sierra Nevada hiker, backpacker and mountaineer. Includes locations and maps of passes and trails, backpacking checklist, clothing, gear, books, weather and photos.
- Recipes and instructions for freezer bag meals that allow backpackers to quickly and easily eat on the trail.
- Reviews of tents, hiking boots, jackets, backpacks, and sleeping bags.
- Trail guides, gear articles, food recipes and cooking advice, survival tips, information, and other backpacking and hiking information.
- A collection of trail guides, photos, and trip reports from across the state of Utah. This site also includes informational articles about hiking in the Utah outdoors.
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