Featured Links

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Local Clubs and Organizations


Mount Tahoma Trails Association - North America's largest No Fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System. Approximately 50 miles of trails, 20 miles groomed, three huts, and a yurt. Operated and managed by a Non-Profit Association in cooperation with our host landowners.


Kitsap Mountaineers - Founded in 1906, The Mountaineers is Washington’s premier outdoor club. The Mountaineers club is dedicated to the principles of preserving, protecting and enjoying the outdoors.


Great Peninsula Conservancy - Working to protect forever the rural landscapes, natural habitat and open spaces of the Great Peninsula

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Westsound Cycling Club
The WSCC is a social club of BICYCLE RIDERS dedicated to:

  1. Educate members and the public about bicycle safety
  2. Promote Bicycling for recreation, transportation, touring and racing
  3. Cooperate with other cycling clubs to promote cycling and fun
  4. Organize social and bicycle activities
  5. Cooperate and support our local bike shops
  6. Last, but not least, have FUN!


Olympic Kayak Club - The place for all paddlers. We are a salty band of paddling misfits from all walks of life. Our members are young and old, from beginners to seasoned veterans and everywhere in between. We are a diverse group with one common interest…The love of paddling and the outdoors we do it in!


Wenatchee Outdoors - We're all about muscle-powered adventure sports within an hour's drive of the Wenatchee Valley.


Washington Trails Association - Washington Trails Association's mission is to preserve, enhance, and promote hiking opportunities in Washington state through collaboration, education, advocacy and volunteer trail maintenance.


Seattle Backpackers Magazine - The place to go when you can't go backpacking!

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Kitsap Outdoors Meetup - The Kitsap Outdoors Meetup Group is an outdoors group dedicated to bringing introductory hikes, snow travel, camping and backpacking to the citizens of Kitsap County.


Backcountry Horsemen of Washington Olympic Chapter

Olympic Mountain Links

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Trail Conditions


Olympic Discovery Trail - Traversing 120 miles of the lowlands between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) will connect the cities and sites of the northern Olympic Peninsula from Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean beaches.

Olympic National Forest

Olympic Mountain Climber's Guide

Weather Related


NOAA's NW Mountain Weather Forecast


Current Avalanche Conditions - Northwest Avalanche Center

Other Links

Flash Earth

NW Hikers Forum

Pacific Northwest Trail

Mount Rainier NP Website

Gifford Pinchot NF Website

Olympic Trails Spreadsheet

Reference Links

American Discovery Trail Society

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Cloud Collector's Reference An excellent resource for identifying different types of clouds.

The Colorado Trail Foundation

Continental Divide Trail Alliance

The Ice Age Trail Alliance

InciWeb - Incident Information System For current fire conditions

Juan De Fuca Marine Trail

Klickitat Trail Conservancy

Mountain Goat Basics: A primer on hiking safely in mountain goat country

North Country Trail Association

Peakbagger Information and statistics about the mountain peaks and mountain ranges of the world.

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Pacific Northwest Trail Association

SNOTEL US Dept of Agriculture snow depth monitoring.

Community discussion forums from around the States and world

The websites in this list are all either some type of forum, bulletin board, message system, or journal site of their own respective region. Only active sites are posted in this list. This list is intended for the traveler looking for outdoor opportunities and partners in the region they are traveling to.

Pacific NW - Washington, Oregon

Cascade Climbers

Portland Hikers

NW Hikers

Summitpost Pacific NW WA, and OR


Mount Whitney Portal Forums

Mt. San Jacinto Outdoor Recreation

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association

High Sierra Topix

Summitpost California

Northern Rockies - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Yellowstone.net Discussion Forums

Summitpost Northern Rockies (ID, MT, WY)

North East - New England

Appalacian Mountain Club

Adirondack Forum

Tri-state Hiking Club Cincinnati Ohio Based Meetup

AlpineZone.com - New England & Northeast Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking Forums

Smokey Mountains Hiking Club

Summitpost Eastern US (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast)


Bogley.com Outdoor Community - Canyoneering, Caving, Hiking, Climbing. Large outdoor community that seems to be SW based.

Austin Explorer - Texas Hiking Forums

Summitpost Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, UT, TX)


Summitpost Midwest (Great Plains, Great Lakes)


The Colorado Trail Online Guide and Community

Summitpost Colorado

Up North

Club Tread Forums Large forum for BC, Alberta and Washington

Summitpost Canada and Alaska

Long Distance Hiking

Whiteblaze.net - A Community of Appalachian Trail Enthusiasts

Postholer.com - Forums and Journals for most of the long trails

Trail Journals - Global Backpacking Journals from Long Distance Hikers


Leeds Mountaineering Club

New Zealand Tramper

Summitpost Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

Summitpost Oceania and Pacific Islands

Summitpost South America

Some of our member's personal websites

Below are some of our member's personal websites. Send an email to the webmaster and I will add your link for you. pwcadmin@pwckitsap.org

High Country Explorations In-depth exploration of issues, styles and strategies relating to hiking and backpacking, taking you far beyond other basic hiking "how to" manuals and websites. (Don Jones)

Isaac's Journey of Outdoor Activities Hiking, Backpacking, Climbing, Kayaking, Nordic Skiing, Mountain Biking, etc (Isaac Sun)

Jay's Journeys The Musings and Misadventures of a Mere Mortal (Jay Thompson)

Steve and Ray's Excellent Adventure on the PCT in Washington State An excellent resource for hiking the PCT in Washington in segments. (Steve Osburn)

Websites of some of our past guest speakers

Guest Speaker Alan Bauer Photos - Blog

Guest Speaker Jason Hummel - Visit Alpine State of Mind to buy his prints or Cascade Crusades for the stories behind some of his photography.

Guest Speaker Kel Rossiter is a former PWC'er and now operates Adventure Spirit Rock + Ice + Alpine Experiences in the Northeastern US. He is more than happy to answer any NE outdoor-related questions for our members. Use the contact form on his website to reach him http://www.adventurespiritguides.com.

Guest Speaker Ed Book http://edbookphoto.com

Guest Speaker Craig Romano http://www.craigromano.com/

Guest Speaker Paul Lutus http://arachnoid.com/

Guest Speaker Steph Abegg http://www.stephabegg.com/