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"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far...go together."


We are a Backpacker Magazine endorsed club for the Mid-Atlantic region.   In addition to our hikes, we offer trailwork opportunities and backpacking classes.  You'll do well here if you have a sense for adventure and enjoy seeing new places and meeting fun and interesting people.  

We are groups of ten or less who follow good Leave-No-Trace practices and specialize in weekend backpacking trips. (With the occasional foray into a longer trip, or short social-centric hikes.)  All pack weights and fitness levels are welcome.  

Our trips are scheduled every month throughout the year.  Member participation is encouraged and that is what makes our group so successful.

 By joining our group you agree to our liability waiver


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Group and banner photo by Jennifer Paxton.

Banner and site-design by Emerald Ong

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, July 15, 2016 7:00 PM

    Backpack Otter Creek, WV - Beginner

    3 Backpackers attending
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 7:00 PM

    Backpack WV: Dolly Sods! (Supporting Member Early Priority) - Moderate

    17 Backpackers attending
  • Friday, August 26, 2016 7:00 PM

    Backpack WV (car camp style), 2nd Annual: Canaan Valley - Beginner

    5 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:00 AM

    Backpack PA: West Rim Trail

    1 Backpackers attending
 
Founded Jan 31, 2008

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