The Chicago Backpackers Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • January 14, 2013 · 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very friendly. Very supportive of new backpackers. Very inviting to new guests. Very well organized.

    January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody backpacked in Isle Royale NP? Need advice

    January 10, 2013

    • Angela K.

      Once you finalize it's be great to share your agenda and trail plan. Isle Royale NP is on my list. Probably not this year though.

      January 11, 2013

    • Spencer

      Isle Royale Foot Trails and Water Routes:­

      January 14, 2013

  • Laura K

    I just found this group, and would love to come, learn about the club, but weeknights are a no-go for me due to grad school classes (until about 8:30pm). Is there another way I could get this information?

    January 14, 2013

    • Christopher

      And if you can't make that, I just sent you an email with a really basic breakdown of the least you need to know.

      January 14, 2013

    • Natale

      Hi Chris, Unfortunately, I'm also not going to be able to get to either event tonight. I'm new to the club and city - would you mind sending me the email as well? [masked]

      January 14, 2013

  • Cynthia

    I have not been there yet. It is on my list. REI did a presentation on Isle Royale last year. I will see if I can find my notes/information and bring it to the meeting on Monday. We were told that black flies and mosquitos are an issue.

    January 11, 2013

  • Clare

    Finally a meeting I can make it to. Maybe you folks can come to my winter camping clinic at ll bean on Tuesday also :)

    January 9, 2013

    • Clare

      (I'm running the clinic)

      January 9, 2013

  • Andy K.

    Definitively excited

    January 8, 2013

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