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Helpful Outdoor Links:

These links can help you get outdoors or give you ideas for leading Obsidian trips.


Bill Sullivan's site:   His books are widely used but this site has numerous updates.  Trails change, rules are adopted, signs disappear but Bill tries to keep up on these between editions of his books.


A favorite site, especially for hikes to the north. Their Field Guide will get you going to find all kinds of info including maps, driving instructions, trip reports, lots of cross-references.


Another favorite. Lots of info besides maps. Trail descriptions, driving instructions. Some entries are often skewed toward mountain bikers but sometimes you might want to know how far it would be if you took the road back instead of the trail.  Also has general weather forecasts for each area 7 days out. Driving directions can be down loaded to your phone.


This site by a local woman offers maps for tracks she recorded when she did a certain hike. (These can be downloaded as gpx files.) Trip descriptions are enhanced by pictures. Each hike listed is a personal travelogue.  It's the kind of resource that makes you want to check out the hikes presented. She also has a YouTube channel where you can view videos of some of the hikes.


Good printable maps with driving directions. I have subscription and get the 'pro' which lets you download the maps and use them on your phone.


Where to go for reservations and permits


Forecasts by peak at three elevations

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