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When adding the page, add it to the appropriate subcategory by adding [[Category:Name of Subcategory]] at the top of the page. Only add a page to the lowest-level subcategory(e.g. add a page to "Rock Climbing Areas" , not to the larger category "Local Areas"). Pages may be in several categories. It is very difficult to rename a category, so please choose category names wisely.
Locations tagged on the map will take you to pages describing various local areas of interest. These pages in turn should link to relevant trip reports! Note that this map includes peaks, towns, crags etc. in Southern California and Southwestern Nevada. For a map of local rock gyms see List of Indoor Rock Gyms, and for locations further from SoCal, see Remote Areas Map. (To add to this map, edit this section use the map editor icon on the righthand side of the editing toolbar, make your changes, and then copy the wiki mark-up)
We do not maintain pages on the following activities, but we'll provide links to good resources:
- Canyoneering. Lots of good stuff VERY close. Recommended resource is Christopher Brennan's online book, especially since he is the Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering here at Caltech! There's also some local beta at CanyonBeta.com; their parent company Alpinets runs courses and will give Caltech students a 50% discount. Most local climbing gyms also run courses. For Utah canyoneering, try Tom's canyoneering guide or the American Canyoneering Association website.
- Caving. The best local resource is the SoCal Grotto (aka chapter) of the National Speleiological Society. Conveniently, the group meets on the Caltech campus, the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 in Beckman Institute Auditorium. Reportedly, the group has some of the best cavers in the country.
- Biking. There are a lot of bikers on campus. Check out the Caltech Velo club; they maintain several email lists (for road biking, mtn biking, ...), and they also have a very detailed list of local rides.
- Running. The running.caltech.edu site is usually down unfortunately. They used to list local runs, and host KELROF. Popular runs are Sam Merrill trail to Echo Mtn, the Arroyo Seco and around the Rose Bowl (also popular with bikers), trails above JPL, trails leaving from Cheney Trail drive, and Eaton Canyon area trails. For running near Caltech, the windy streets of San Marino usually have very light traffic.
- Update: we are starting to add some running information. See the Jogging category
Note: the list below is automatically generated, so no need to edit it yourself.
This category has the following 18 subcategories, out of 18 total.
Pages in category "Local Areas"
The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.