Hiking Links
links to websites I find interesting or useful

*note that links will open in a new window*



data
   trip planning
      weather
         Calgary Weather
         Environment Canada
         Mountain-Forecast
         Monthly sunrise/sunset tables

      trail conditions
         Banff conditions
         Kananaskis conditions
         Jasper conditions
         Yoho conditions
         Kootenay conditions

      pages that might have recent trip reports (groups, then individuals)
            COC Archives
            Ramblers Recent Trips
            UCOA Recent Trips
            CSMC Recent Trips
            CORA Recent Trips
            SSH Meetup Recent Trips
            CONS Recent Trips
            Hiking Meetup Recent Trips
            Mountain Bike Meetup Recent Trips
            WSH Meetup Recent Trips
            Sierra Club Meetup Recent Trips
            HOGS Recent Trips
            Skier Bob
            Bob Spirko
            

      webcams
         Kananaskis
            Canmore - Three Sisters View
            Canmore - Nordic Centre
            Barrier Lake Field Station
            Bragg Creek - Moose Mountain View
            Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
         Banff
            Banff Townsite - Sulphur Mountain Gondola
            Mount Norquay Skihill Cams
            Sunshine Village Skihill Cams
            Lake Louise Skihill Cams
          Jasper
            Marmot Basin
          Yoho/Kootenay
            Kootenay Pass (road)
            Kicking Horse Skihill
          Crowsnest/Castle/Waterton
            Turtle Mountain/Bellevue
            Castle Mountain Skihill
            Coleman
            Fernie Skihill
            Waterton Town
						Goat Haunt          
					Roads
            Alberta Roads

      avalanche data
         Canadian Avalanche Association
				 Current CAA bulletins
         ACMG Mountain reports
         Banff Avalanche Report

   knowledge
      mountains 
         Peakfinder - info on any mountain in the Canadian Rockies
         Peakware - info on any relatively well-known mountain in the world
         SummitPost - route information for mountains all over the world
      topo maps


people's websites / trail reports
   local
      active
         Andrew Nugara - lots of off-trail exploration
         Bob Spirko - a lot of neat places you hadn't though to explore
         Vern Dewit - good scrambling stories and photos
         W. Bylsma - photos only
         Allan A. - good trail descriptions
         Golden Scrambles - trip reports from a couple based in Golden, BC
         Bill Kerr - photos only
      old reference
         Scrambles and Rambles
         Tim Helmer - scrambles, great summit panos
         S.A.J. Lakatos - scrambles local and abroad
   of broad interest
         Guillame Dargaud - international climbing/mountaineering, antarctica, quotes
         Quang-Tuan Luong - climbing, alpine, photography
         Steph Durocher - mountaineering and other trips
         Peter Valchev - climbing in the Rockies and beyond
         Chris Willet - hiking, climbing and trekking in the Pacific Northwest and abroad

	
organisations
   user associations
      Friends of Kananaskis
      Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment
      Calgary Area Outdoor Council
      Sierra Club (chinook chapter)
      Kananaskis Trails blog 
   online groups
      bivouac
      clubtread


trail indexes
   Clubtread trail wiki
   Trailpeak


gear
   reviews
      clubtread gear wiki
   homemade gear
      popcan stoves
         stove comparison analysis
         Various cat stoves
      other
         tire sandals
   cool tricks
      shoelace knots

Survival information
   cool tricks
      Fire from a coke can and a chocolate bar
         a fancier way



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