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Canyoneering in the San Gabriels
Detailed and accurate descriptions of Southern California canyoneering and adventure hiking routes.

Dan's Hiking Page
Extensive guide written by a guy who has a lot of experience hiking in the San Gabes.

Los Angeles Orienteering Club Schedule
Schedule of all local orienteering meets.

Listings for all local mountain biking trails.

Worldwide forum with sporadic coverage of California. Especially useful for trip reports and photos.

Comprehensive backpacking guide for the Sierras.

Really comprehensive collection of information about every imaginable climbing area, and then some.


Local Organizations

Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens - (909) 625-8767
86 acre garden right across Foothill is the largest botanical garden devoted exclusively to native Californian plants.

City of Claremont Parks
Listings of all Claremont parks including the Wilderness Park.

Hangar 18 - 909 931 5991
Awesome, active local climbing gym in Upland. Good boulder, lead, and toprope climbing. Also yoga and kung fu. Dave Hamilton, manager.

Coates Cyclery - 909-624-0612
Local cycle shop on Foothill. Great service, cheap tune-ups, student discounts.


Environmentally Conscious

Global Impact of Transportation
Infographic detailing the environmental impact of global transportation that updates in real time.


Gear Shops

REI Rancho Cucamonga - (909) 646-8360
The behemoth; off Day Creek Road fron the 210 East.

The Wilderness Workshop - (323) 256-0723
Wonderful little outdoor gear repairs shop in a garage in Eagle Rock. No website, just call.


Charities OTL Supports

National Parks Conservation Association, Washington, DC
Protects national parks.

Sierra Club, Los Angeles (local chapter)
To achieve its conservation goals, the Sierra Club works aggressively to influence policies and decisions affecting the environment of North America and the rest of the world.

Access Fund
The Access Fund supports and represents over 1.6 million climbers nationwide in ALL forms of climbing; Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, and Bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local levels: public policy, stewardship & conservation (including grants), grassroots activism, climber education, and land acquisition.

Surfrider Foundation, San Clemente
Surfrider Foundation's Beach Preservation campaign is focused on protecting beaches, which are unique coastal environments with ecological, recreational and economic value.

Claremont Wildlands Conservancy, Claremont
The Claremont Wildlands Conservancy is a non-profit organization started in January 2000 with the mission of preserving land in Claremont's foothills for future generations to enjoy. A stunningly beautiful area known as Johnson's Pasture stands as the primary area of focus.

Yosemite Fund, San Francisco (Emily’s dad)
The Yosemite Fund is the primary nonprofit fundraising organization for Yosemite. Since 1988, The Yosemite Fund has supported over 200 projects totalling over $35 million in support.

The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Coalition for Clean Air, Los Angeles
The Coalition for Clean Air is dedicated to restoring clean, healthful air to California by advocating responsible public health policy, providing technical and educational expertise, and promoting broad-based community involvement.

Heal the Bay, Santa Monica
Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use research, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission.

Sustainable Conservation, San Francisco
Sustainable Conservation advances the stewardship of natural resources using innovative, pragmatic strategies that actively engage businesses and private landowners in conservation.


Outdoors Schools

World renowned; offers extended outdoors training adventures worldwide.

Adventure Risk Management - (951) 659-4090
Offers outdoor classes locally, including wilderness first aid, wilderness first responder, etc.


Miscellaneous Cool Shit

In-n-Out Locator
The off-trail standby!


Information from the UCLA outdoors club:

Leave No Trace (LNT) Information
Backpacking Information
General Wilderness Resources






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