Here are Links to our supporters, friends, and sites of interest. Sierra Mountain Center supports these organizations:
Friends of the Inyo: Working To Preserve The Public Lands and Wildlife of the Eastern Sierra
Audubon Society, Eastern Sierra Chapter: To conserve and preserve natural ecosystems.
California Wilderness Coalition: Sound management of California’s public lands and potential wilderness.
The Wilderness Society
Earth Justice: Fighting environmental injustice with the hammer of the law
Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center: Our local center. Become a memebr and get emailed avalanche forecasts
American Mountain Guides Association: The American Mountain Guide Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to represent the interests of American mountain guides by providing support, education, and standards.
American Avalanche Association (AAA): The AAA is comprised of a collective group of dedicated professionals engaged in the study, forecasting, control and mitigation of snow avalanches.
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE): Enhancing public safety through high quality avalanche training.
Traditional Mountaineering: Free Basic to Advanced Alpine Mountain Climbing Instruction
Mountain Tools: for all your climbing gear needs
Black Diamond: Our favorite climbing hardware and ropes. They are a SMC supporter
Gregory Packs: Most our packs are these guy’s. Also a SMC supporter
Eastside Sports: Bishop’s outdoor shop run by SMC’s own Todd Vogel and Chris Iverson. Just around the corner from our office.
Mammoth Mountain Supply: Mammoth’s local mountain store run by Dave Talsky. Their selection of ski gear and rental equipment is by far the best in California and with their demo program they will subtract rentals if you buy.
Weather and related sites:
Eastern Sierra Snow pack data: This is a great place to spend a bunch of time.
Historical snowpack comparisons
Seasonal Snowpack graph
BIshop Weather Cam: A view of the Sierra from Bishop so you can see what the weather is doing here.
Misc and Info:
Adventure Risk Managment: Providers of specialized training for outdoor professionals, including a wide range of wilderness medicine courses in Southern California with Wilderness Medical Associates
Sierrapacktrip.com: good backcountry info site
SuperTopo: Best guide book and route info for the Sierra.
Caldera Kayaks: Kayak rental in the Mono Lake and Eastern Sierra area. These folks do a great job!
Gordon’s Guide: Adventure and Active Travel website
Fotosearch: Stock Photography
Patitucci Photography: Mountain Sports and travel photography. Check this site out!! Awesome work!!