We’re building a comprehensive resource page for backpackers. Links to info on interesting hikes, bears, safety, weather, photos and more. Check back as we add new links often.

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smokymountains.com/park has detailed information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park including things to do, places to visit and stay.

Bearfoot Theory an Adventure Travel Blog for the everyday explorer. The author, Kristen rented a couple of Weekenders last year for her John Muir Trail hike, and included Wild Ideas Bearikades in her list of John Muir Trail recommended gear.

Hikin Mike’s Photo Gallery A set of nice images from one of our customers.

SierraWildBear.Gov Here you will find answers to all your Sierra wilderness questions in one centralized place.

Sequoia Natural History Association Non-profit organization in Sequoia and King’s Canyon.

Olympic National Park Olympic National Park Service wilderness protection food storage page. Stresses the importance of bear resistant canisters.

National Lightning Safety Institute Lightning safety for campers, hikers and other outdoor activities.

Snow Nymph One of our favorite customers has compiled thousands of wilderness photos.

Sierra Hiker King’s Canyon and Sequoia Hikes pages. Good write ups on trips.

Wind Walker Photo journals of Wind Walkers wanderings.

www.bear.org North American Bear Center. Good information on North American Bears

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District Black Bear Facts page from the California Department of Fish and Game

Mountain Lions and California State Parks Information on California Mountain Lions, by Kenneth W. Umbach, Ph.D

International Association for Bear Research and Management. Good worldwide Bear species information

Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude High altitude safety information

Shepherd Canyon Books Publisher of: We’re in the Mountains, Not Over the Hill: Tips and Tales by Seasoned Women Backpackers.