The Chicago Backpackers Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • November 12, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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This will be our regular monthly meeting, during which we will cover three general things: how the club handles backpacker education (i.e. beginner bootcamps), how we set up and manage non-beginner trips (i.e. everything else), and using the Meetup site to find and interact with other backpackers.We also often announce new trips at the meeting before posting them on the website.


If you can't make it to REI, or you're already familiar with how the club works, a more informal social gathering--time for for asking more backpacking questions and swapping backpacking stories--will occur after the meeting at Sully's House Tap Room ( around the corner from REI.

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  • Bo

    Useful info and great people to hang out with.

    November 13, 2012

  • Clare

    Totally missed it. Had work at one job and then had to go sign my lease. Just back now. Next time, I'm there.

    November 12, 2012

  • rachel a.

    So I work till 8 tonight... I have never been to a meeting before can i still come to sullys after? I just moved to the city saturday and would love to start getting involved with stuff !

    November 12, 2012

    • Christopher

      By all means, Rachel, come to Sully's after work. We're always there until at least 9, and usually much later.

      November 12, 2012

  • Sarah S.

    Hey! I have you guys checked out couchsurf? TOTALLY helpful for backpackers who are traveling. Check it out.

    November 10, 2012

  • Parag

    This will be my first meeting, I hope to get more information and get back to hiking soon.

    November 9, 2012

  • Julia

    Can't say that I have much experience with backpacking. Can I still go?

    November 6, 2012

    • Christopher

      By all means, Julia, come to Monday's meetup and learn how you can get more experience backpacking!

      November 6, 2012

    • Julia

      Perfect! Thanks Christopher. See you all there!

      November 6, 2012

  • Carrie F.

    My first meeting as well!

    November 1, 2012

  • Clare

    It will be my first meeting also!

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to my first meeting!

    October 24, 2012

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