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: all you need to know about Yosemite, from people who visit there! and this is a little broader--if covers the whole Sierra Nevada and this one is for backpackers all over the USA


And some sites about backpacking and the sierra: We like this ultralight site... Ray Jardine is the original guru for ultralight hiking A great site with directions on how to climb just about every peak in the range...and then some! a huge list of weblinks for hiking everywhere...although most are about the US--excellent list for California A nice site that's like a magazine about hiking the Sierra. Lots of good trip reports on this one A great trip log on the Pacific Crest Trail.


These are our favorite site for information about the parks: Yosemite Lassen Volcanic For Sequoia and Kings Canyon 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:,-119.28775&z=14&t=T&marker0=37.77384%2C-119.28775%2C3.5%20km%20SE%20of%20Cathedral%20Range%20CA


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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