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Williamsburg, VA

Member since:

June 28, 2011


Help us to understand the experience level of our members. This will enhance the safety and planning of events. Are you new to backpacking or do you consider yourself an experience backpacker? About how long have you been backpacking?

Anne - from Appalachian trail club and Mark Wenger.

Do you currently have all the equipment you need for a backpacking trip? i.e. backpack, boots, sleeping bag, stove, tent, cooking stuff, clothing, etc. etc., etc.?

Water bottle.

When was the last time you went backpacking? Where did you go? How many nights were you on the trail?

I hiked the Appalachian trail in 2013. Maybe trek the great Himalayan trail in 2016...I mean it asks what the ultimate goal is.

What is the longest backpacking trip you have been on (number of days/nights)? Where?

I understand that you do not control the weather and so I will pack for events accordingly.

Do you know how to read a topographic map? Do you own and know how to use a compass? Do you own and know how to use a GPS?



I live in Williamsburg and I am interested in backpacking. I just got back from 2.5 months of trekking in Nepal and I want more experience here in Virginia. Hiked out west and southwest as well. I'm a field geologist so I do lots work outdoors.

What Meg is saying about this Meetup Group

Obsessive Compulsive Backpackers....YOU. COMPLETE. ME. I have been on many trips with this group and they have all been fantastic, worthwhile trips. I always learn something about new gear, new techniques in backpacking and new ways of lying (fibbing) around a campfire. I return to civilized life happy, and thinking about the next trip! Thanks ya'll!

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