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SAANO ADVENTURES - Multi-sport outdoor adventure guides for rock climbing, kayaking and backpacking. Also providing international adventure travel, corporate team building trips and youth leadership programs.
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AboveCalifornia - Descriptions of trails in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Maps, Weather, Campground information, and a Library with works by John Muir and others.
BackPackChat! - Chat room dedicated to the discussion of backpacking, activities.
BackPacker Magazine - News, reviews, editorials, and subcsription information.
Backpacking Light - An online journal dedicated to advancing the philosophy of lightweight backpacking. Provides editorials, features, how-to articles, and gear reviews.
Backpacking in the Catskills - Pictures from popular overlooks in the Catskills with trail descriptions, and advice.
Backpacking; About.com - Information on destinations, tips on how to keep your backpack light, links to gear manufacturers, and photos from the trail.
Bob's Backpacking Bits - Boyscout leader provides basic backpacking instructions. Includes camping recipes, and menus.
Catskill Hikes - Local backpacking information for the Catskill Mountains and Calendar of Events.
Chuck's Backpacking Bonanza - Many photographs of wildlife, wildflowers, and wilderness locations from backpacking trips.
Gorps Top Ten Coolest Treks in the Nepalese Himalaya - Lists the top treks in Nepal including the Annapurna Circuit, Rara Lake National Park, Dolpo and Mustang, Langtang and Helambu, and the Kathmandu Valley.
Gorps Winter Adventures - Cold weather adventures and destinations.
Hands Across The Trail - Along with trip reports and photos, this site supports the Hands Across The Trail project for the Appalachian and Florida Trails.
Official Site for The Damascus Appalachian Trail Days Festival - One of the biggest and best festivals on The Appalachian Trail. Every year in May, this small community opens their town to honor the volunteers that maintain the Appalachian Trail. Damascus is located near Mt Roger National Recreation Area, where Virginia's tallest mountain is found.
Onestep's Ultralight Backpacking Resource - Ultralight backpacking the Appalachian Trail with a "10 pound pack". Includes gear lists, and links.
Ruck Central - Since 1997 hikers have been gathering to share their passion about backpacking, its gear, and the trails they love. Traditionally the meetings have been on Super Bowl weekend - but meetings can occur at any time of the year.
The Lightweight Backpacker - Lightweight backpacking tips, techniques, books, gear, reviews, gear checklists, message forums, and speciality pages.
The MidWest Packer - A site on Isle Royal, the Porcupine Mountains, Smoky Mountains and North Manitou Island. Tips for beginners, reviews on sites and trails, photo gallery and links to other related sites.
TheBackpacker.com - Extensive resource for all things to do with backpacking. Stories, advice for beginners, answers to user submitted questions, directory of trails, and bulletin board.
Trailspace.com - Gear reviews of tents, hiking boots, jackets, backpacks, and sleeping bags.