This page reports the current online status of the webpages external to my site that I have linked to. With ~500 such external links, at any given time some of them are bound to have problems. If you find problems with any other links, please email me.
Links sometimes temporarily fail to work for a number of reasons, such as their webserver being down for problems or maintenance, or problems with looking up the numeric equivalent of a domain name, so you should try any failed link a day or two later if you really want to view it. I encourage you to email me even with a single failure observation and I will try it again myself later.
If a page has moved due to url reorganization at a site, one trick is to "move up" the directory path at the website you are trying to reach, by deleting all characters after the last backslash in the url, until you find an index page giving the new location. The author may also have replaced the ".html" extension by ".htm" or vice versa.
- Flaxington's amphibians page returns a strange error message as of 12/1/99.
- Guy Starbuck's Mt. Baldy page is offline as of mid-October 1999. He says:I had to take it off-line due to space limitations of my server (Earthlink). I am in the process of putting up a new page, on a different server (with more room), and I will most likely put up the page there.
- Claremont Chamber of Commerce's Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (http://www.cyberg8t.com/clmchmbr/park.html)
- Dave Cooper's Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run (http://www.concentric.net/~Ducecoop/ac100.shtml) in "other SGM pages" was taken off line due to his lack of webspace. The page was a "live" race report done in 1997. If there is still interest in that page, email Dave. Dave is willing to put it back up if there is enough interest.
- The Canyon Explorer's Club (http://members.aol.com/explorx/canyonhp.htm) had posted a nice write-up of East Fork, San Gabriel River: Ranger Station to The Narrows, but they took it offline in February 1999 and have lost the electronic version. (Thanks to Anthony Sebestyen for this information.)
- Chris Shaffer's Waterfalls of L.A. County (http://users.95net.com/waterfalls/la.htm). Chris wrote a note to another reader that he had removed his page, and didn't state the reason.
- Tom Kenney's Site (http://www.bearcomp.com/bearcom/tom.html) is no longer accessible. I've written the webmaster on 10/18/99 to find out what has happened. I've removed that page from "other", and will remove it from "pictures" and "links by site" when I find out what happened.
- Closure of Shooting Areas (http://www.dhc.net/~toarms/angeles.htm) is gone. I've written the webmaster on 10/18/99 to find out what has happened. I've removed that page from "other".
- The 1966 Loop Fire Disaster (http://www.neotecinc.com/wildfire/loop.html) is no longer online, and I've removed it from other. Wildfire Magazine has a new URL, but it doesn't seem to contain any links as of 10/18/99! I couldn't find a valid email address at the new or old site to which to write.
- delta h trips (http://aij.st.hmc.edu/delta_h/trips.html) page is gone. This is probably its new URL, but since the info is "upcoming 1998 hikes", it doesn't warrant a link in late 1999.
- Curtis Yee's Silver Moccasin Trail (http://www.math.ucla.edu/~cyee/silvermoc.html) and his entire site appears to be dead now. The postmaster doesn't have a new address for him. If you know of a new address, please email me. (Thanks to Ken for this report.)
- The entire Adventure West On-Line - California Southern - Hiking site (http://www.adventurewest.com/cal/south/hiking/hiking.htm) has been offline since sometime in early May, 1999. Unfortunately, their site contained 18 decent hike descriptions.
Their mainpage now says:Welcome to Stronghold! Congratulations! You've just successfully installed Stronghold!
Chris Kallio told me the likely source of this feature:Stronghold is an encryption program for secure servers. It is possible that they use stronghold at Adventure West and are having technical problems. I have seen this same thing on other sites.
I emailed them about this problem on 5/25/99, but haven't received a reply. Hence I removed this link on 12/10/99.
I have searched for any new URL for Adventure West, but have not found any. Apparently the magazine is no longer published under that name. If you have further information, please email me.
- Scott Martin's Mt. Lukens via Grizzly Flats Road from Angeles Crest Highway (http://www.ktb.net/~scottm/mtn_bike.htm) went offline sometime before 4/23/00, and I couldn't find a new URL for it. I emailed him at his old address, but that probably will bounce.
- Jerry Schad's L.A. Times Hiking Guide disappeared as of 20 August 1999, and been replaced with different John Mckinney hikes. The CalendarLive editor has told me that Schad's hikes are gone forever from their site. Jane Strong has found three of them on Sidewalk L.A., which I have not yet linked.
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Updated 23 April 2000.