The tools sections provides my favorite sources where I gather info before going on a trek.
CORTEX – Colorado Trail Explorer – attempting to map all the trailheads in Colorado with links to more information
Avalanche Information – While there is a lot of variability in avalanche fatalities from year to year, Colorado has the dubious distinction of leading the nation. The only way to safely survive an avalanche is not to get caught in one. Check conditions before you go and always take the route with least exposure – usually the higher ground.
Mountain Weather – Dedicated mountain weather forecasts provided for up to 5 different elevations. Besides not going during a thunderstorm, keep an eye on the wind speed. High wind sucks the fun out of the adventure very quickly.
14ers.com – an indispensable resource when planning a hike to the highest peaks in Colorado.
Rocky Mtn. Nat’l. Park trail conditions – trail conditions from rangers and volunteers across the park.
Caltopo – provides peak names from a Google Earth perspective, adding substantially to what is provided by Google Earth.
Locations of the hikes in this blog