This group is for folks who love to get away for weekend backpacking trips. Not everyone can take off work, or drive all over the country for a backpacking getaway, so this group is perfect for the serious backpacker who wants to meet somewhere close, convenient and cost efficient for a weekend getaway. We'll plan monthly backpacking trips, and plan a few longer trips for holiday and summer weekends. Even if you prefer long distance trails, these trips will be great for keeping in shape, testing out gear, and sharing/learning from others. A lot of our members are AT section hikers, and like to do some short weekend trips to keep in shape between long distance hikes. Looking forward to meeting you and exploring the wonderful trails that are right in our backyard.