American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education AIARE

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education: www.avtraining.org AIARE was established in 1998 as a nonprofit organization to create a researched-based avalanche education model for backcountry users with the belief that avalanche education, research, and training can prevent injuries and fatalities due to avalanches. AIARE develops and disseminates research-based avalanche curriculum to over 100 … [Read More]

GoTrail

GoTrail

GoTrail: www.gotrail.com GoTrail is a relative newcomer to the hikefinder scene, and is having new trails added to its directory every day. This is a nationwide site that encourages reader contributions, and will pay a small fee for trip reports as it works to build its database. Main information included is mileage, elevation gain, permits/parking, … [Read More]

Mountain Weather Forecast

Mountain Weather Forecast

Mountain-Forecast: www.mountain-forecast.com This invaluable website provides weather forecasts for more than 11,300 (and growing) major summits for climbers and mountaineers, with up to 5 different elevations per peak and updated hourly. You can search by name of mountain, by range, by country, or by map. They go about six days out, and while you and I both know … [Read More]

Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS: www.gaiagps.com Gaia is one of the more popular apps for maps and navigation, and their website is a filled-out version of that app, offering various resources for hiking, backpacking, off-roading, hunting, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and fishing. From maps and permitting info to volunteer opportunities and merchandise, Gaia truly is your one-stop outdoorsy … [Read More]

Northwest Avalanche Center

Northwest Avalanche Center

Northwest Avalanche Center: https://nwac.us The NWAC app is a staple on many a northwest hiker’s phone, because it provides such reliable, up to the minute, trustworthy information about avalanche danger, weather, and snow conditions. The map is updated no less than once a day, and is based on thorough field research conducted by expert forecasters. … [Read More]

AllTrails

All Trails

AllTrails: www.alltrails.com Find hikes Record your tracks Connect with other hikers See where you are on the trail in real-time The quintessential worldwide hike-finding/tracking/navigating tool that has info on over 100,000 trails with terrain info, trail maps, detailed reviews, difficulty ratings, and photos curated by millions of hikers all around the globe. Put the app … [Read More]

Oregon Hikers

Oregon Hikers

Oregon Hikers/Portland Hikers: www.oregonhikers.org Oregon Hikers is an online community dedicated to hiking and exploring the outdoors in Oregon. New trip reports are posted in their discussion forums just about every day, and the Oregon Hikers’ Field Guide contains hundreds of trail descriptions, photos, and maps to help plan your adventures. The field guide is … [Read More]

Washington Trails Association

Washington Trails Association

Washington Trails Association: www.wta.org WTA is Washington State’s ultimate hikefinder; their hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts as well as user-submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members. Each trip … [Read More]

The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers: www.mountaineers.org The Mountaineers is an alpine club serving the state of Washington. Founded in 1906, it is an outdoor recreation, education, and conservation nonprofit organization. The Mountaineers host a wide range of outdoor activities, primarily hiking and alpine mountain climbing. The club also hosts classes, training courses, and social events.  The club runs a … [Read More]

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast/National Weather Service, Seattle, WA: https://a.atmos.washington.edu/data/rainier_report.html The most detailed, most accurate weather information on the most moody, most I’ll-do-what-I-want mountain I know. As the country’s most glaciated volcano, it often scoops up all the air that blows in off the Pacific and spins it around on its icy flanks to form lenticular … [Read More]