Here are some of our favorite links . . .
Organizations and Government
in alphabetical order
Allegheny Front Trail - near Julian, PA
Appalachian Trail Conference
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club - based in Reading, PA
Keystone Trails Association
Otzinachson Group of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club
Ridge and Valley Outing Club - State College, PA
Penn State Outing Club - University Park, PA
PA Department of Conservation and
Standing Stone Trail (formerly known as the Link Trail - Includes the 1000 Steps near Mount Union) - runs from Greenwood Furnace State Park to Cowan's Gap State Park
Warrior Trail Association - Greene County, PA
Altama - boots, footwear, mil-spec and civilian
Appalachian Ski and Outdoors - State College, PA based internet store
Brigade Quartermasters - source for mil-spec clothing, more
Backpacker Magazine - by Rodale press, this is a great resource for hikers and backpackers. Excellent reviews and no-nonsense how-to articles
Camelbak - water carriers and daypacks
Cheaper Than Dirt - name says it!
Emergency Resources - sellers of equipment designed for emergencies,
but a nice resource for outdoor activities as well
Garmin - makers of eTrex and other GPS units
The Ingredient Store - award winning FAB injection BBQ marinade, BBQ spices, as well as trail mix, and vegetarian products
Leki - trekking poles
REI Camping & Hiking - vendors of all sorts of outdoors and sporting gear. They've got darned near everything.
Sierra Trading Post - retailers of outdoor clothing and gear. Nice prices, but selection is not as good as REI
Purple Lizard Maps - makers of excellent State College Area recreational and trail maps - nice Rothrock State Forest trail list online, too.
Hiking and Related Sites
Trailsource.com - tries to be comprehensive, and does a pretty good job if you're new to an area
Get Hiking! - list of books and other hiking resources
Hike-NH.com - Hiking in New Hampshire? this is an informative site with solid info.
American Hiking Reviews - Sister site of HikePA for gear reviews
Peak to Peak - a great resource . . . very complete
Peak to Peak Trail and Wilderness Links
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Information Page - a nice page by Dane Cramer. A solid site with recent information and photos from the trail, journal entries and even a gear checklist.
ClimbingGearInfo.com - "comprehensive guide to climbing gear" contains a few dozen articles on various equipment with vendor links
William Ames photography - photos of trails, the cross at Ground Zero, national park photos, Penn State Old Main, Nittany Mountain, Civil War battlefields, and Fort McHenry
No relation whatsoever to hiking, but we like the sites!
www.nokilli.com - Star Trek Fans will love this Star Trek Punk Band
Grammer Cop - check out Grammer Cop and tips on style, grammar, proofreading, punctuation and more.