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The Peoria Backpackers Meetup Group Pages

The Peoria Backpackers is a club for those who share an enthusiasm for the outdoors. Backpacking down a trail, across a stream, and watching a sunset can be the most rewarding experience you could ever have. Backpacking is trekking/hiking through a wilderness with the intent of camping. Yes, we carry it in, and we carry everything out. Food, water, clothes, and shelter are all part of what we carry. In other words, we bring what we need to survive the backcountry. Even if it's only for a few days, we plan for what we are going to need.

We focus on organizing backpacking trips in the Midwest, helping introduce interested people to the sport, provide a way for local backpackers to network, and expand general knowledge of the sport. Rather than offering guided trips or packaged and planned getaways, we focus on fostering knowledge, friendships and sound backpacking practices. Common sense stuff.

Individual members are encouraged to use the website and club meetings to organize their own trips. The Peoria Backpackers also occasionally organizes longer trips throughout the year to destinations that are outside the Midwest.

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About The Peoria Backpackers Meetup Group October 25, 2009 7:34 PM Doug C.

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