Links from Echo Lake Camp

Of course, we encourage you to do all your Berkeley Echo Lake Camp browsing here on this site. If you've entered this site here on the Links page you may go to the Home page by clicking Index, below.

We do, however, recognize the occasional need for supplemental material. In that spirit, all the links leading out of the Berkeley Echo Lake Camp are presented here. Just click on a logo to visit a link site.

As a matter of fact, these are duplicates of links occuring througout this website in context sensitive areas. To visit the area in context at, just click on a little green circle to the right of a logo.

John Abel's business: The Abel Greenhouse Company builds fine greenhouses out of redwood, with stainless steel and copper fittings. He works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

!Akimbo, the acclaimed world dance music group from Davis, California plays their own exciting blend of African rhythms, reggae, calypso, Western pop and multi-lingual lyrics at festivals and clubs.

Midi files on this website were constructed using an Alesis QS8 Synthesizer.

Get the most recent weather report for Echo Lake right here at Ambient Weather.

The American Canoe Association has been around since 1880. This site has basic information on paddling a canoe plus a link to a very comprehensive resource: Paddler Magazine on-line.

Amtrack runs trains from Oakland to Sacramento. They connect with the shuttle bus which runs from Sacramento to the "Y" at South Lake Tahoe.

The American Checkers Federation. This site is loaded with information. You can read about the history of English Draughts, the great players, past and present, get Chess programs to run on your computer, enter tournaments.

Tom Bates, the mayor of Berkeley, visits Echo Lake Camp.

This website,, is the work of Bayard at Bayardo Design.

Perhaps, when he's not out playing bocce ball, he can design your webpage.

One of our Echo Lake Camp volunteers, Amy Lowe, is also the registrar for the Berkeley Bears Lacrosse Club.

Berkeley Camps has an important, safe, and inspiring setting.

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp Association.

One of our Echo Lake Camp friends, Peter Feldman, is a very accomplished performer, historian and teacher of BlueGrass music.

Check out Peter's BlueGrass West website.

The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection protects the people of California from fires, responds to emergencies, and protects and enhances forest, range, and watershed values providing social, economic, and environmental benefits to rural and urban citizens.

The California Alpine Club Lodge is located at the top of Johnson Pass road.

Their club is dedicated to learning about and protecting resources such as wildlife and forests.

Visit the California Office of Historic Preservation website for the locations of historic markers in El Dorado County
Echo Lake Camp staff member, Chris Sheriden, attends the California Maritime Academy.

Visit their site by clicking the logo.

The California Native Plant Society is an organization of amateurs and profesionals working through local chapters to increase understanding and preserve native flora.

Winter conditions? . . . Check the CalTrans report for US Highway 50. This report also covers road construction and repaving.

Echo Lake Camp cook, Ryan, is studying Culinary Arts at City College of San Francisco.

Visit the CCSF site by clicking the logo.

Visit the Centenary Archers website for a discussion on determining you dominant eye, as well as basic archery form.

The City of Berkeley offers an inspiring get-away with an emphasis on learning new skills. is a site devoted to rock climbing routes in the Bay Area. They maintain an extensive database of climbing areas.

We have suitable rocks for climbing right behind the lodge. Contact KB for advice before you venture on the rocks.

The preeminent international organization for the sport of bocce. This site covers the rules and history of bocce as well as a fabulous page showing the awards granted.

Pauline and Jerry, artists in residence at Echo Lake Camp, also have a publishing business.

When Dan isn't at camp he works as a general contractor. He does alot of remodelling and maintenance work. His business is called Dan Benavidez Construction.

Dan and Francesca celebrated their wedding at Echo Lake Camp on July 8th through July 10th, 2005.

Visit the website for Desolation Wilderness in the Eldorado National Forest and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.

Visit the Dynamic Drive website for access to their DHTML code library. They have lots of free, original DHTML scripts and components, all of which utilize the latest in DHTML and JavaScript technology!

The Echo Chalet provides most of the essential services around Echo Lake. For example, the water taxi, ice cream, post office, fishing licenses, etc.

The El Dorado County Search and Rescue Team is a volunteer organization with over 150 members.

The Eldorado National Forest Interpretive Association is a volunteer organization which operates the ranger station at Carson Pass.

Visit this website for more information about hiking from the Big Meadow Trailhead.

Federacion International de Domino
The Town of Genoa, Nevada houses a museum and a large statue of Snowshoe Thompson.
The Golden Gate Tip Toppers often visit Echo Lake Camp for a fun packed weekend.

GGTT is a social club serving tall people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Goodwin-Cole makes and repairs all the tents we use at Echo Lake Camp.
Harrah's Tahoe Casino is the home of a fine pony express statue.

This large statue is located quite near Friday's original 1860 Station.

Hike Your Own Hike is the name of a book written by Francis, a PCT hiker, who recently stopped at Echo Lake Camp.

Visit the Highway 50 Association website for information about the wagon trains that traveled old Highway 50.

Learn old cowboy language and songs. Find out when the next wagon train rolls.

This website,, is hosted by HostDime. They offer a wide variety of services at very competitive prices.

Our versatile kitchen, maintenance, and youth camp worker, Jonny, is a senior in Geology at Humboldt State University.

Animated .gif's on this website were constructed using Animation Shop.

Jasc also makes a fine image editing product, Paint Shop Pro.

The Java Boutique is a great resource for Java code and insight into this versatile language.

They have articles, tutorials, applet downloads, and forums.

This website is constructed using Java Script code to reduce typing and create roll-over effects.

Begin learning about Javascript at the Javascript website.

Chapter 9 of John Muir's The Mountains of California covers the Douglas Squirrel.

Long time camper and friend of Echo Lake Camp, Dan, has developed this site which exposes the methane threat.

Learn about it with a simple click.

Legendary miler, Steve Scott, recently attended the Runner's Workshop at Echo Lake Camp.

Get the book and earn more about Steve's Triumphs and Trials.

Audio files on this website were recorded using a Sony minidisc recorder.

Minidisco is a good place to shop for all your minidisc needs.

The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America has the rules, listing of tournaments, player profiles, and a hall of fame.

The National Model Railroad Association. This organization sets the standards for model railroads. The NMRA website has advice on building a model railroad, plus links to some of the great model railroads in America.

The Northern California Directory. This is a directory site with links to useful categories such as entertainment, shopping, recreation, sports, and transportation.

You can view these items by county. Echo Lake Camp is in El Dorado County.

Summer weather is usually beautiful and fair, but you must realize that this is high mountain country and it could rain, snow, or get very cold at any time.

It's wise check the weather report before you head out of camp.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association. Promote and protect the PCT. Learn the trail history, volunteer, get trail reports and conditions, read journals, check links, buy the tee shirt and coffee mug.

Pacific Crest Trail traveler, Angel, stopped for a rest at Echo Lake Camp with her horse and mule.

She's writing a book about her adventures along the trail.

The National Pony Express Association's purpose is to re-establish, identify, and re-ride the pony express trail.
Our archery instructor, Robert, is a member of the Taunton River Power Squadron.

Our theater improvisation instructor, Barbara, runs custom, interactive rhythm programs.

For one week each summer, Echo Lake Camp is filled with cross country runners from the Runner's Workshop.

This Sherpa Guide provides an online resource to many nearby hikes and related natural history.

Kitchen worker, Robert, is attending Sierra College in Grass Valley.

Sierra Western Trains, in Placerville, is the nearest HO train Store.

Smokey Bear visited Echo Lake Camp. You can visit the Smokey Bear website for Kids.
If you are travelling to Echo Lake Camp in the winter you will surely want to park in the sno-park on Johnson Pass Road.

Be sure to get a permit at Wilderness Exchange.

Snow Depth Data has been collected for decades in California. This information can be quite helpful when you set out on your mountain trek.

The Echo Summit and Lake Lucille stations are quite close to Berkeley Echo Lake Camp.

Our theater improvisation instructors, Tim, Anita, Barbara, and Bertha, are members of Stagebridge.

Tahoe's Best . . .Get good strong local information on bike paths, road trips, mountain bike parks, checklists, rentals, service, and local trail tips.

Serious fishermen might like to visit the Tahoe Country guide to Fly Fishing in Desolation Wilderness.
The Tahoe Rim Trail. This is the organization that builds, promotes, and maintains the trail system encircling the rim of the Tahoe Region. And it passes right by camp.

There are about the same number of golf courses in the Tahoe area as there are ski slopes. The Tahoe Vacation Guide site lists the phone numbers addresses, rates, etc. of our local courses.
Terry is an outstanding professional violinist, composer, producer, conductor, and arranger who visits Echo Lake Camp each year.

Maestro Glenny presents an exciting and eagerly awaited concert of classical and popular music each summer.

The USA Table Tennis website. Browse the on-line magazine, learn all the rules. Enter a tournament.

Visit USA Track & Field website. Learn about Hall of Famer, Steve Scott, an inspirational guest speaker at the Echo Lake Camp Runner's Workshop.

The United States Bocce Federation. This group not only intends to promote bocce, but make it an Olympic sport.

There are good articles on developing your bocce skills. For example the two step and four step delivery.

USA BADMINTON - real badminton is the worlds fastest racquet sport. Get the rules, learn where to play, buy merchandise, try out for the national team.

US Chess Federation: the governing body for chess in the United States. It offers a monthly magazine, numerous books, and tournaments. It encourages the study and knowledge of chess by promoting local clubs, state and regional associations.

Jason is majoring in Italian at UC Davis.

The University of California at Berkeley maintains an extensive collection of flower and shrub pictures.

Chris Sherertz is majoring in astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz.

Volleyball World Wide is your source of information from beginner, through high school, college, the Olympics, to professional levels. Check the history, rules, and coming events.

This website was lovingly keyed in using vim, a Windows version of the vi editor.

Vi is so powerful you'll, no doubt, want to visit Thomer Gil's website, read about it then get a free copy.

The Virtual Parks website features fantastic 360 degree panoramic views of parks in the western United States and Europe.

Better Life Books by Robert Wood. Order some of these books, after reading the reviews. Get the biography of Robert Wood,

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