This category is for informational sites which are entirely, or primarily about backpacking.
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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 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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