Outdoor Equipment Retailers:

REI – great store for outdoor adventures

Adventure 16 – these guys really helped me out when equipping myself for Half Dome & Mt Whitney ( ask for Alex in the Solona Beach Store for rentals) 

For Students: Recreation Centers that have Hiking Adventures for Students.

SDSU For the students of San Diego State University

UCSD For the students of University of California San Diego

USD For the students of University of San Diego

For Permits: Some hikes will need permits in order to get on the trail, hikes like Half Dome are extremely popular and permits are hard to come by. Government site for applying for permits in the national park system.

Other Hiking Related Websites:

Hiking Dude: This guy has a lot of cool hiking related information on his website.

Timberline Trails: This site has a pretty good write up of what expect for Mt Whitney

Borrego Hiking: A great resource for hiking in Anza Borrego

High Sierra Topix: A great resource for hiking in the Sierra’s An informative site about altitude sickness and other altitude related issues.

The Heroes Project

The Heroes Project: A great organization that helps wounded vets with life changing adventures of climbing some of the worlds greatest peaks.