Have you always thought you might like to backpack, but didn’t know where or how to start, this series of meet-ups might just be the ticket. Or, Lets say you have experience and the gear, but haven’t been on a trip in some time and your gear’s technology predates the I Phone, You too may enjoy this series of meet-ups. Anyone can attend the series to gain knowledge without the commitment to do the over night stays. This would be a series of day hikes with backpacking "workshops" leading up to overnight trips of various lengths. Chad along with the help of others would be heading this up.