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Beginners Backpacking Trip

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  • Just seeing if there are people in the group interested in backpacking. If there are experienced people let me know! But I'm willing to put together a short intro trip (only a couple miles pack in and out at a local state park) for people who are interested but not sure how to start. Comment here!

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  • acousticmany

    Foothills Trail in South Carolina would be a great trip if people would like to do that. I completed about 50 miles of it a few years back but I would like to do the entire 80 miles. There are shuttle services and the prices are fair. It's a great place to backpack.

    August 20, 2015

  • acousticmany

    I'm interested. I am also new to the group. Relatively seasoned backpacker.

    August 20, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm glad to see some interest showing! I'll look into dates more once the weather cools.

    July 25, 2013

    • Mike

      Awesome, thanks! Not sure if you got the e-mail (meetup sends a lot, so it might have gotten lost in the crowd), but Caitlin is doing one of these in about a month.
      http://www.meetup.com...­

      Always up for more hiking, though! Also, I'll reply to the e-mail you sent me earlier, but in short, it sounds like it would also be great for our calendar.

      July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have been ignoring the emails this summer so I did miss it! I don't think I can make it but glad to see people in the group interested. Sounds like you'll have a blast

      July 25, 2013

  • Jen

    I'm in! I'm also fairly experienced at backpacking, so I can help people figure things out.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to do something like this. An overnight sat/sun intro to backpacking would be fun let me know a date!

    March 2, 2013

  • Mike

    This will show how ignorant I am, but what's the difference between backpacking and hiking while wearing a backpack?

    December 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      For backpacking you are carrying things like food, tent, clothes, etc and you hike to your campsite and set up.

      December 11, 2012

    • Mike

      Ah. Thanks for the clarification.

      December 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Backpacking you carry everything you need to set up camp, so to clarify it would be an overnight event!

    December 11, 2012

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  • Michelle s.

    Hi my name is michelle I'm 34 years old I was in this before but my meetup account... more

  • Linnette G.

    I'm a work at home mom who needs the social interaction lol!

  • Greg

    Love the outdoors and would like to meet others who are the same!

  • Jen +1

    I just moved to Florida, and I love kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, sailing, and scuba...... more

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