Francisco A.


Chicago, IL

Member since:

October 8, 2012

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

Gar nicht/none. I grew up in the urban jungle of Chicago, but nature is a foreign place to me and I want to change that. I do have experience carrying ungodly loads on my back, but that's been during various travel backpacking trips.

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

No answer yet

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

No answer yet


Hola peeps, my name is Francisco. I've had an interest in backpacking for a while, but I finally decided that it was time to act upon it. I'm pretty laid back, more of a wallflower type, but still friendly.

What Francisco A. is saying about this Meetup Group

This was my first outing with the group and fantastic so far. I look forward to meeting more of the participants in the future.

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