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Outdoor Links and CONFUSED Member Pages

Updated 9/27/10

CONFUSED and CHAOS Member Web Sites

Quang-Tuan Luong - Mountain Gallery
A large collection of original mountaineering images,
and resource of climbing beta and information

Felix Wong
Home of the Open Road
Photography and trip reports

High Country Fly Fishing
Jim Lowe - fly fishing fanatic
Beginner and advanced trips


Outdoor Activity Groups and Links

The Stanford Outing Club
Ok, Stanford has one too ...

The American Hiking Society
National organization for trail preservation and advocacy

Bay Area Hiking List
Pictures and email list about Calif. and Bay area hiking

Bay Area Sea Kayakers
Dedicated to the safe enjoyment of the sport of sea kayaking

California Outdoor Rollersports Association
CORA organizes the world famous SF Friday Night Skate
An online community supporting climbers and climbing groups

Environmental Traveling Companions
Outdoor adventures for people with special needs

The Mike and Kathy Hiking Club
A small but dedicated Bay Area hiking group

UCSF - Outdoors Unlimited
Organized trips and activities for UCSF students and the public

Pacific Crest Trail Association
Protecting and preserving the PCT

Rock Rendezvous
San Francisco-based climbing club

Sierra Club Bay Area
Local Sierra Club Chapters

Western Sea Kayakers
Bay Area sea kayaking club - meets in Sunnyvale


Outdoor and Nature Links

Pescadero Conservation Alliance
Life on earth is a single system

Greenbelt Alliance
Bay Area land conservation and urban planning organization.
Now offers hiking and walking guides

Alpine Skills International
Mountaineering and climbing school, with guided trips
and a lodge at Donner Pass

Ancient Pathways
Courses in Wilderness Survival and Primitive Living Skills

Backcountry Resource Center
Nonprofit resource for backcountry skiing, hiking, and climbing info

Backpackers Forum
List server for backpackers

Bay Area Backcountry
Listings and information on N. California hiking and park sites

Bay Area Hiker
Comprehensive list of hiking and parks in the SF Bay Area

Bay Area Hiking Clubs
A compact list of, you guessed it, hiking clubs

Bay Nature
Quarterly nature magazine exploring the SF Bay Area

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
Organization for the planned 500+ mile trail
around the Bay Area's ridgetops

Bicycle Trails Council of Marin
Trail maps and advocacy for mountain biking in Marin Co.

Blue Waters Kayaking
Kayak outfitters, guided trips, and teaching - Inverness

Bob Gross
(Archived) Ultralight backpacker, mountain scaler, and world-class talker

Build a Simple Bat Detector
Listen to bats as they zero in on dinner

CALTRANS Road Conditions
A searchable index of up to date condition reports for California Highways

Colorado Firstrax
(Archived) Excellent resource for backcountry skiing and snow camping

Dances With Marmots
A Kiwi tackles the PCT from Mexico to Canuck-land

Everest By The Bay
Hiking descriptions for 9 Bay Area peaks

Gear and Trail Reviews
Commercial site with nationwide trail listings,
and pithy comments about outdoor equipment

Granite Arch Climbing Center
Largest indoor climbing gym in the West (Sacramento)

Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
Great big commercial site with outdoor links, maps, gear, ads

Creates virtual viewsheds from any point from lat/lon

Heavens Above
Satellite and Space Station real-time data for any location

John O's Ultralight Backpacking Page
Lots of info and equipment for a light pack

Kayak Connection
Sea kayaking rental and instruction in Santa Cruz and Moss Landing

Kevin's Hiking Page
Hiking descriptions and pictures in the Bay Area and Yosemite

Marin Trails
Your Guide to the Great Outdoors in Marin County

Midpeninsula Open Space
Regional Open Space District for the South Bay

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
Volunteers maintaining and interpreting Mt. Diablo for visitors

National Park Service - ParkNet
Experience Your National Parks - Right now

National Weather Service
Northern California Weather

A huge site of nature info
A large collection of links to wilderness trails and organizations

Pete and Ed's Books
Big selection of outdoor recreation books
Outdoor resources and information

REI Online
REI - Outdoor gear and information resource

Online campground reservations for state parks

SFSU Satellite Image Server
Satellite images of the Western US and Pacific - Updated hourly

A huge collection of trip stories and pictures from the Sierra

Surface Distance Calculator
Calculator and Reference for Surface and Great Circle Distance

Tiger Map Server Browser
Creates a zoomable public-domain map in real time for any US Lat / Lon

The Trail Center
Volunteer organization building and maintaining Bay Area trails

US Forest Service - Pacific Southwest
National Forest maps and info for California

USGS Recent Earthquake Information
See what's shaking

Virtual Parks
Panoramic photos (VR) from over 2000 wilderness
areas in the West and Canada

Weather Underground
Weather conditions for any location worldwide,
and a cool real-time star/sky map generator

The Mt. Whitney Day Hike Page
Info and pictures about hiking the Mt. Whitney Trail


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