Broken links are noted with a
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
Westsound Cycling Club
The WSCC is a social club of BICYCLE RIDERS dedicated to:
- Educate members and the public about bicycle safety
- Promote Bicycling for recreation, transportation, touring and racing
- Cooperate with other cycling clubs to promote cycling and fun
- Organize social and bicycle activities
- Cooperate and support our local bike shops
- 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!
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.
Olympic Mountain Links
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.
Current Avalanche Conditions - Northwest Avalanche Center
The Cloud Collector's Reference An excellent resource for identifying different types of clouds.
InciWeb - Incident Information System For current fire conditions
Mountain Goat Basics: A primer on hiking safely in mountain goat country
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
Northern Rockies - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
North East - New England
Tri-state Hiking Club Cincinnati Ohio Based Meetup
AlpineZone.com - New England & Northeast Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking Forums
Bogley.com Outdoor Community - Canyoneering, Caving, Hiking, Climbing. Large outdoor community that seems to be SW based.
Austin Explorer - Texas Hiking Forums
Club Tread Forums Large forum for BC, Alberta and Washington
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
Some of our member's personal websites
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 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/