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Conditions/Beta - Climb, Ski & Surf
Backcountry Skiing Canada - A one-stop-shop for skiers seeking timely, on-the-money information.
Mt. Baker - Mt. Baker climbing reports.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Alerts and Conditions.
BCAdventure.com - Information on Vancouver area climbing.
Bivouac.com - The Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia. Photos, trip reports and much more for all things north of the border.
CascadeClimbers.com - The pacific northwest climber's resource. Trip reports, bulletin boards & more.
ClimbingWashington.com - Washington's "100 highest mountains." Photos & factual information.
ClubTread.com - British Columbia based online community dedicated to the outdoors.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Trail conditions & contacts.
Mount Hood - Mt Hood climbing conditions.
Mount Hood National Forest - General information and links.
Index Town Wall - Route beta for cragging near Index.
Live the Vision - Canadian Mountaineering Message Board.
MCR Reports - Canadian Rockies conditions by the ACMG.
Mountain Project - The premier resource for the climbing and mountaineering community. Thousands of climbing partners, route descriptions and climbing photos.
National Forest Image Map - Links to all National Forests.
North Cascades National Park - Climbing Conditions.
North Cascades National Park - NPS Site (includes park map).
Northwest Mountaineering Journal - "...an edited, permanent, annual record of mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest."
Olympic National Forest - Trail conditions & contacts.
Mount Rainier - Climbing & route conditions report.
Mount Rainier National Park - NPS Site (includes park map).
Mount Rainier National Park - Road Status.
SummitPost.org - Good info & photos on mountains the world over.
Washington Trails Association - Trail conditions & reports.
Wenatchee Outdoors - "Local" climbing, ski and biking conditions and reports.
Wenatchee National Forest - Trail conditions & contacts.
Magicseaweed.com - Surf forecasts and conditions.
WestportCam.com - Good live shot of the "cove" & general Westport information.
AccuWeather.com - A reasonably good weather forcasting resource.
atmos.washington.edu - A weather forecast discussion has all the detail, speculation and context the dummied-down forecasts leave out.
atmos weather loops - focus on Pacific states.
atmos weather loops - focus on Pacific Coast from Gulf of Alaska to Baja.
Environment Canada - Canada's Weatheroffice.
NOAA Seattle - Seattle's national weather service.
WSDOT - Washington State Department of Transportation.
Avalanche.ca - The Canadian Avalanche Association Bulletins.
Dolomiti Superski - Skiing/Snowboarding in the dolomites. My home away from home!
NW Weather/Avalanche Center - Weather and Snowpack information.
Ski Mountaineering - Everything about skiing the Cascade volcanoes and more.
SkiWashington.com - Washington Resort & snow/ski conditions.
Splitboard.com - The Future of Backcountry Snowboarding. An online resource for splitboard enthusiasts.
Turns All Year - Year round backcountry skiing. Nice annotated panoramas and a great place to get beta on ski conditions.
Whistler-Blackcomb - Best ski area in North America? My other home away from home.
BC Highways - various cams
Glacier Pk - from Seattle
Mt. Hood - from Hood River
Mt. Hood - from Timberline
Howe Sound (and more) - from Squamish, BC
Leavenworth - downtown
North Cascades - from Marblemount
North Cascades - from Newhalem
Olympic Natl. Park - from Lake Crescent
Oregon Dept. of Transportation - various cams
Paradise - view west
Mt. Rainier - from Paradise
Mt. Rainier - from Queen Anne/Kiro7
Mt. Shasta - from west
Mt. Stuart - from Science Building at CWU
St. Helens - from Johnston Ridge
Methow Valley - from Sun Mountain Lodge
Three Fingered Jack - from Hoodoo Butte
WA Passes - pass cams
Washington State Dept. of Transportation - various cams
Alpental - from base
Bachelor - from base
Crystal Mtn. - from base
Mt. Hood - Meadows (at right)
Mt. Hood - Timberline
Mission Ridge - from summit
Stevens Pass - various
Whistler/Blackcomb - various
Gear, Reviews and MTB Trail Guides
BackcountryGear.com - "Equipment for the body, escape for the soul"
BackcountryStore.com - Good variety on gear. Ok on price.
ClimbAxe.com - Good deals and fast shipping.
FogDog.com - Some good deals on clothing.
Marmot Mountain Works - Two PS stores (Bellevue & Tacoma) stocked with just about everything you would need. Don't overlook the sale rack.
Pro Mountain Sports - Jim Nelson's own climbing store located in the U. district. A tiny shop, packed full of some of the best climbing gear around. Also a good place to drop by when seeking route beta from Jim himself.
REI.com - Huge inventory. Great return/exchange policy. Geared towards the gaping masses.
Sierra Trading Post - Good prices on general outdoor gear.
Bike Nashbar.com - Good deals on a wide selection of bike parts.
BikeWorld.com - "Mailorder for the Digital Age"
DirtWorld.com - Bike shop, gear reviews and trail guides.
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Washington States largest mountain bike advocacy and trail building group.
JensonUSA.com - Best price and selection.
Methow Valley Sport Trails Association - Winthrop area MTB trail information.
MTBR.com - Mtn. bike/parts review & buy 'n sell. The definitive resource.
NSMBA.com - North Shore mtn. bike association.
PinkBike.com - Bike forum, buy/sell and more.
Winthrop Mountain Sports - Online trail conditions.
Personal Pages & Trip Reports
There are tons of northwest climbing websites out there. Here are a few that I find interesting and which seem to offer a unique perspective.
Alpenglow Gallery - Lowell Skoog's personal site features stunning photography and chronicles the history of ski mountaineering in Washington's Cascades.
Alpine Dave - Dave is an accomplished rock and ice climber with some inspiring FWAs to boot.
Bloxham Photography - Slick site design and first class photography makes Todís site well worth a visit. Run a search for his Waddington photos!
Cairn Publishing - Matt Gunn's Vancouver area backcountry ski and scrambles site.
Cascade Classics - Classic ski descents, whitewater kayaking and a bit of climbing thrown in there for good measure. The author is unfortunately no longer with us, but his stories live on.
Cascade Climber - The adventures of Loren and Jens - good climbs, insightful stories.
Cascade Crusades - Continues in the spirit of Cascade Classics, but with poetic sensibilities. Excellent photos throughout!
Cascadian Mountain Adventures - Mike has an enviable list of ascents under his belt. Now on "assignment" in the Bavarian Alps.
Eric's Base Camp - Dedicated to mountaineering and backcountry skiing. Eric and I enjoyed (endured?) many climbs together.
Franklin W. Bradshaw Photography - Bike, hike, ski, paddle...it's all here with nice slideshows to boot!
John Scurlock - Amazing aerial photography of the North Cascades in Winter. Spawned many FWAs during the Winter of 2004/2005.
Kam K. Leang - Smart design and inspiring photography featuring backcountry skiing and mountain scenery.
Phil's Trip Reports - Spanning the gamut of all things mountainous - from videos of backcountry skiing to 'secret' WA ice climbs, with a good sense of humor throughout.
Rhinoclimbs - The Life and Climbs of Northwest climbing legend John Roper.
Ski Sickness - A hypertext manifestation of Sky Sjue's obsession with steep skiing.
The Hyena - Kidnapping babies for ransom. All pow all the time. Preston's backcountry blog.
Waynes' World - Ok, seriously now, we climbed Johannesburg together. Wayne's a league or two or three beyond me, which makes him a phenomenal climber but also a great character to spend time in the mountains with!
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