Maps, Guides & Data
- Hiking Adventures Around Virginia Tech - Guide to hikes around Virginia Tech. Created by OCVT in 1991.
- TrailHeadFinder.com - The Hiking Trail Database. Created by former VT student.
- USGS Topographical maps - USGS web map for downloading topo maps in PDF format for FREE!.
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy Data - Appalachian Trail GIS, KML and GPX data
- GPS and Google Earth Data for the Appalachian Trail - GPS data is modified ATC GPS data
Outdoor Web Sites
- Gear Grams - Figure out how much your pack really weighs.
- Preparing For a Backpacking Trip
- Appalachian Trail Conference - The organization that oversees the Appalachian Trail.
- George Washington and Jefferson National Forests - Has info on the local trails and some not so local ones too.
- Leave No Trace - "Promotes skills and ethics to support the sustainable use of wildlands and natural areas."
- Trailplace - A series of pages with all kinds of information on the Appalachian Trail.
- Roanoke College Outdoor Adventures - Roanoke College's outdoor recreation program. Check out their website with lots of useful info.
Places to Purchase Gear
- Backcountry Ski and Sports - On Route 460 near the Montgomery County Regional Hospital.
- Dicks Sporting Goods - Montgomery Mall in Christiansburg, VA.
- Walkabout Outfitters - Located in Roanoke and Lexington, VA.
- Lubos' web page - Pictures from Mt. Rainier, Mt. Mansfield and other highpointing adventures.