--This is by far the best Mt Baker ice climbing trip report of the season. Glacier sharks are real, you know.
--Ski conditions on the Helm Glacier (BC) can be found here. New snow found up top. (The author has a good point - is this the start of the new season or the end of this season?)
-- Trail Closure: Construction will close North Fork Sauk Trail #649 Aug. 31 through noon Sept. 3 at Mackinaw Shelter, milepost 5, to the Pacific Crest Trail junction at milepost 9. Hikers can access Glacier Peak Wilderness from the North Fork Skykomish Trail #1051. Call Darrington Ranger District for more information at 360-436-1155.
--Forecast for the West Slope of the Cascades.
--Forecast for the East Slope of the Cascades.
--Webcam for Leavenworth and the Stuart Range.
--Forecast for Mount Rainier.-- Route and Conditions Report from Mt. Baker Rangers: Mount Baker Climbing Blog.
--Forest Service Road Report for Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
--Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams conditions and recreation report.
--Webcams for Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Leavenworth.
--An up-to-date ski and snow report for the Northwest may be found here.
--Up-to-date Pacific Northwest ice conditions may be found here.
--An excellent trip report for the North Peak, U-notch, and V-notch can be found here, with useful comparison pics from 2008. 2010 looks much more promising, but watch for rock debris.
--Webcams for Bishop, June Lake, Mammoth Mountain, Mono Lake, Tioga Pass.
--Chamonix and Mont Blanc Regional Forecasts may be found here.
--Webcams for Chamonix Valley, Zermatt and the Matterhorn.
RED ROCK CANYON:
--Forecast and average temperatures for Red Rock Canyon.
--Webcam for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.--The late exit and overnight permit number for Red Rock Canyon is 702-515-5050. If there is any chance that you will be inside the park after closing, be sure to call this number so that you don't get a ticket.--The entrance to the scenic drive had a parking area for those who wanted to carpool up until approximately April of 2009. That lot has now become employee parking and people who want to carpool are required to park at the lot outside the Scenic Drive exit.
--The scenic drive currently opens its gates at 6 in the morning.
-- Some campgrounds will close for the summer season. See here for more info.
--Forecast and average temperatures for Joshua Tree National Park.
--Webcam for Joshua Tree National Park.
-- For the most current updates on Alaska, please see our Dispatch Blog.
--Forecast for Denali.