Hiking Links

Below are links to other websites that provide important information for hiking in California. Please send me an e-mail through my contact page if you know of a website I should add.

Fire Information:

GeoMAC Wildfire Map Viewer overlays MODIS Thermal Satellite Imagery over a topographic map. To get that imagery, one needs to select the correct data layers in the Dynamic Data and Base Data menus within the viewer.

KPCC Fire Tracker tool for following and researching California Wildfires.

InciWeb incident information system

Road Conditions:

L.A. County Department of Public Works Road Closures Website for roads other than Angeles Crest Highway 2 (e.g Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road, Glendora Ridge Road etc).

Caltrans Website for Angeles Crest Highway 2

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument:

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Page

San Gorgonio Wilderness (part of San Bernardino National Forest):

Since I’ve experienced difficulty getting accurate information from the Mill Creek Ranger Station, I will check the following web pages before hiking there:

Water Info Collector  (which I will also supply reports to after all hikes I do in the San Gorgonio Wilderness).

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association 

Weather At Various Peaks

Mountain Forecast.com This link is to San Gabriel Peak to get you to the drop-down menu for peaks in Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. You also need to choose one of the elevation links to get the forecast. I selected the peak elevation for this link.

Waterman Mountain Website: Winter ski area that gives snow reports and updates ski conditions. Summer mountain bike area and professional disc golf course.

Mt. Baldy Ski Lift Website: Winter ski area that gives snow reports and updates ski conditions. Summer scenic rides, restaurant, events, and tent cabin rentals.

Wilderness Safety and First Aid

A nurse’s first aid kit for the wilderness: A website run by Regis College with links to various topics concerning wilderness safety and first aid.


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