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Other hiking forums??

Postby gdurkee » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:28 am

Campers:

Some of you may remember that when we get a search, either Jim or I will post here asking if anyone's got information we can use. I was talking to Yosemite SAR today and we were thinking about coming up with a resource list of outdoor forums to use when trying to get information on missing hikers or conditions.

What are some good semi high traffic Forums for the area between, say, Tahoe and the southern Sierra? I've got this forum, of course; and the Whitney Store & Whitney Hiker's Association.
What else?

The idea might be for SAR people to post question on whether anyone's seen an overdue hiker; whether they were in the same area at the same time; or if they were there and had photos so we could get an idea of conditions.

Maybe also any blogs. I'm aware of postholer -- is that just for PCT hikers? Any others??

Anyway, appreciate any suggestions. Maybe give the name of the forum, the link, and a couple of lines about their main interest & geographic area.

Thanks!

George



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Re: Other hiking forums??

Postby Shawn » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:55 pm

George,

As you may be aware, the California sub-forum on SummitPost is very active. While it covers all of California, most info relates to the aspects of the Sierra you describe.

SummitPost California sub-forum:
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=14

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Re: Other hiking forums??

Postby balzaccom » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:23 pm

The Yosemite backpacking forum:

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/forum/viewforum.php?f=7

And I also like this one, which is more than just the Sierra, but seems to be mainly West Coast:

http://www.backpacking.net/bbs.html
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check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
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Re: Other hiking forums??

Postby copeg » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:43 pm

Some forums that I'm familiar with have already been mentioned. There are other smaller and less active forums out there
Rock Creek Lake message board: http://www.rockcreeklake.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
Mammoth Mountain forum: http://forums.mammothmountain.com/
There are also Yahoo mailing lists - not my personal favorite method when it comes to interacting with folks online, but another avenue to consider
SEKI List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sequoiakingscanyonhikers/
High Sierra: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/californiashighsierra
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Re: Other hiking forums??

Postby maverick » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:48 pm

http://www.sierrapacktrip.com/links.html

George I sent you PM on a non related issue last night let me know if you did not
get it so I can resend it.
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Re: Other hiking forums??

Postby ERIC » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:32 pm

maverick wrote:http://www.sierrapacktrip.com/links.html
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Re: Other hiking forums??

Postby gdurkee » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:48 pm

A delayed thanks for the replies. I'm putting together a resource book for SARs and these will be really helpful.

Thanks!

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Re: Other hiking forums??

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:54 pm

Great idea!
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