Useful Trail Links

Alcorn, Susan - Women’s hiking website. "Our purpose is to infect others with an enthusiasm for backpacking and long distance walking, and to give them some stories, links and references to make it easier"

American Trails - "American Trails is the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling"

Appalachian Long Distance Hikers' Association (ALDHA) - A non-profit group of hikers devoted to promoting long distance hiking, especially on the Appalachian Trail

ALDHA-West - A non-profit group of hikers devoted to promoting long distance hiking, especially in the American West

 Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) - The AMC “promotes the preservation, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.”

Appalachian Trail Conservancy - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine

Appalachian Trail Days (Damascus, VA) - An annual May festival in Damascus, VA to celebrate the Appalachian Trail

Armstrong, Judy (Alpine Challenge Route) - In 2007 she hiked 4,074 miles in the French Southern Alps

Continental Divide Trail Alliance - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the Continental Divide Trail from Canada to Mexico

Continental Divide Trail Society - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the Continental Divide Trail from Canada to Mexico

East Coast Greenway - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the East Coast Greenway in urban areas from Georgia to Maine

Explorers Club - An international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and exploration

Florida Trail Association - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the Florida Trail

Gas Buddy - A source for volunteer-generated information about gasoline prices

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - The official park website.

Christine W. Hartmann - The official website for my wife’s books.

Honeyfox Corgis - Information about Susan Strickland's Pembroke Welsh corgi kennels (Susan is Ron’s sister)

International Appalachian Trail - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the International Appalachian Trail

Manning, John - British outdoors journalist and expert on pork pies

National Trails Partnership - A non-profit devoted to the protection, completion, and stewardship of the National Trails System

Nomad, Nimblewill - The Nomad not only hiked the transcontinental Sea-To-Sea Route but he also hosts an excellent C2C Website.

North Country Trail Association - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the North Country Trail from the AT to the CDT

Oboz - Oboz Footwear is a Bozeman, Montana company that makes products that I love to use.  I alternate between four different models, using at least one of them almost every day.

Pacific Crest Trail Association - A non-profit devoted to developing and protecting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail from Canada to Mexico

Pacific Northwest Hikes - Information about many Northwest hikes and trails

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) - A non-profit that develops and protects the 1200-mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail and operates a youth training program

Pilgrim's Tales - Brandon Wilson's world-wide treks are inspiring spiritual adventures

Romano, Craig - Pacific Northwest guidebook writer

Skurka, Andrew - 2004-2005:  first thru-hike of the 7700-mile Sea-To-Sea Route.  2005: Backpacker Magazine's "Person of the Year."  2007:National Geographic Adventure's "Adventurer of the Year"

Slackpacker - Provides convenient access to hiking Websites with trail maps, trip reports, and photographs

The Backpacker Dot Com - A hiking community site for gear and trail reviews and for finding hiking companions

Townsend, Chris - A prolific writer/photographer/adventurer with a passion for wilderness and mountains

Trail Foods - Enertia TrailFoods meals are made by outdoor enthusiasts who share my passion for hiking in the great outdoors.  I love the taste and convenience of TrailFoods, and I never tire of eating them.

Trailsnet - Trailsnet.com is a non-profit Website and blog dedicated to informing people about our great variety of trails. Kevin Purdy especially enjoys “sharing information about long-distance bike trails such as the Great Allegheny Passage, C & O Canal Towpath, and Katy Trail.”

The Ultralight Backpacking Site - Information, news, stories, photos and more about lightweight backpacking, outdoor adventures, and wilderness survival.