Planning tools and trackers

Gear and Route Planning Resources

Trail mileage and route/elevation profiles for the Wonderland Trail

Another resource worth checking out 
https://outsidehow.com/hiking-apps.html

Web Apps (some also have smart phone apps too)

http://www.outdooractive.com/en/routeplanner.html

Jump start your smartphone usage as backpacking GPS

  • Use your smartphone as a backpacking and hiking GPS. It’s excellent!
  • Try CalTopo for your pre-trip route planning and mapping. It’s the perfect companion to Gaia GPS on your smartphone.
  • Use Gaia GPS. It’s a near perfect App for hiking in the US, Canada and New Zealand and now Spain and France. (see below for using other mapping Apps and in other countries)
  • In the Pro version there are extra maps you can download For Offline Use to Gaia GPS before your trip.
  • Note: If you use CalTopo for your pre-trip route planning and map printing, and GAIA GPS on your smartphone, then your printed maps will exactly match the maps and way-points on your iPhone. That’s a big deal in the field—making everything a ton easier to follow and understand!
  • Viewranger allows you to sync planned routes to your smartphone and download maps ahead of time.
  • In the Pro version you can download more detailed maps.

 

Check Conditions

Checking Conditions On The Trail

InciWeb Forest fire information for the United States

National Weather Service Home page linking to voluminous weather data

10 day wind direction and speed forecast Windy.com

Weather Share – interactive map with thousands of traffic cams and advisories

Meso West Weather observations around the United States

Northwest Avalanche Center Winter avalanche forecasts for the Pacific Northwest

USDA Interactive Snow Coverage Map for the Western United States

National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center Snow Depth Map

USDA western US SNOTEL Sites interactive map

National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center snow Depth interactive map

NOAA 10 Day Forecast of Northwest US – rain, max Temp, min temp, snow level

National Weather Service Oregon snow level forecast: Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon

National Weather Service Oregon snow level forecast: Cascade mountains in Lane County

National Weather Service Oregon snow level forecast: Northern Oregon Cascades

National Weather Service Washington snow level forecast: South Washington Cascades

National Weather Service Washington snow level forecast: West Slopes South Central Cascades

National Weather Service Washington snow level forecast: West Slopes North Central Cascades

National Weather Service Idaho snow level forecast: Boise Mountains

NWCC Snow Water Equivalent Update Graphs – California

NWCC Snow Water Equivalent Update Graphs – Idaho

NWCC Snow Water Equivalent Update Graphs – Montana/Wyoming

NWCC Snow Water Equivalent Update Graphs – Oregon

NWCC Snow Water Equivalent Update Graphs – Washington

Mountain Forecast.com: Mt. Adams Summit

Mountain Forecast.com: Mt. St. Helens Summit

Mountain Forecast.com: Mt. Hood Summit

Mountain Forecast.com: Mt. Rainier Summit