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Local hiking &
backpacking groups

Local outdoor &
backpacking gear stores

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Local hiking & backpacking groups

Chemeketans.org - club based in Salem

Friends of the Columbia Gorge


Meetup groups in Portland area:

Portland Hikers

Mountaineers - club based in Seattle

Sierra Club:

Local outdoor & backpacking gear stores

Andy & Bax

Mountain Shop

Next Adventure

Oregon Mountain Community (OMC)


US Outdoor

Miscellaneous links:
gear reviews, outdoor tips, maps, trails, gear lists

Backpacker Magazine - Select the Gear, Skills, or Video links on the menu bar

Meetup: Portland Hiking Meetup Group - Select Files on left hand menu

Portland Hikers - Field Guide, Maps, Find a Hike!, and Links on the menu bar

REI - Local stores have informative & instructional clinics

REI Expert Advice - Articles on specific backpack, hiking, and outdoor topics

Trails.com - Outdoor 101, Trail Finder, Topo Maps, and Gear links on menu bar

Resources for hikes & backpacks

Doug Lorain: backpacking and hiking guides for Oregon, Washington, Idaho

Northwest Hiker - Interactive hiking guides

Portland Hikers - Field Guide and Find a Hike! links on menu bar

William Sullivan: Oregon Adventures - Guidebooks that cover the state of Oregon

Trails Club Links:

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