Skokie, IL
Hometown: Chicago

Member since:

February 11, 2009

How much backpacking experience do you have? (e.g. "None," "I went on one trip years ago," "I've thru-hiked the AT.")

I've done four backpacking trips, all with this group: Beginner Bootcamp at Forest Glen, Newport State Park in Door County, Wisconsin, Nordhouse Dunes National Wilderness Area, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, both in Michigan!

What do you hope to get out of this group? (e.g. one trip a year, backpacking buddies, get closer to nature)

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What other backpacking-related activities do you participate in? (e.g. car camping, canoeing, cycling, running)

No answer yet


Hi! I've always enjoyed hiking and the beauty of the outdoors, so I wanted to try backpacking.

What Roy is saying about this Meetup Group

People should join this group to learn about and try backpacking if beginner, or to meet up for trips if experienced

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