Links

There are lots of great websites that provide information or advice about backpacking in the Sierra Nevada.  These are just a few of our favorites.  And if you have a site, or know one that you think we should include, drop us a note, and we'll take a look!
 
These are our favorites forums for discussions about backpacking: 
 
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/forum/  all you need to know about Yosemite, from people who visit there!
 
http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/  and this is a little broader--if covers the whole Sierra Nevada
 
http://www.backpacking.net/bbs.html  and this one is for backpackers all over the USA
 
 
And some sites about backpacking and the sierra:
 
http://www.ultralightbackpacker.com/  We like this ultralight site...
 
http://www.rayjardine.com/index.shtml  Ray Jardine is the original guru for ultralight hiking
 
http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/176773/sierra-nevada.html  A great site with directions on how to climb just about every peak in the range...and then some!
 
http://www.peaktopeak.net/ca.html  a huge list of weblinks for hiking everywhere...although most are about the US--excellent list for California
 
http://www.sierra-trails.com/sierratrails.html  A nice site that's like a magazine about hiking the Sierra.
 
http://www.avidbackpackers.com/  Lots of good trip reports on this one
 
http://www.danceswithmarmots.com/index.html  A great trip log on the Pacific Crest Trail.
 
 
These are our favorite site for information about the parks:
 
 
 
http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm  For Sequoia and Kings Canyon
 
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/forests.shtml  Don't forget the national forests, home to so many wilderness areas
 
 
This is the one site we use all the time: Acme mapper< which allows you to print out topo maps (and other overlays) free of charge, and to the scale you prefer.  How much fun is that? HEre's a link to the Ireland Lake area...and you can wander around from here:
 
 
 
Don't forget the USGS store where you can find, order, and print topo maps of any part of the Sierra Nevada.  Did we mention it's FREE?!?
 
 
 
 
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