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Join us for nights under the stars, treks in the woods and NYC events to talk about your favorite gear and the next adventure.

BLAZE>> is a group for gay men in NYC that crave being outdoors and are passionate about backpacking and backcountry camping. New to backpacking? No worries, our members range from beginner trekkers with lots of enthusiasm to seasoned adventurers with years of experience to share. We are committed to challenging ourselves by trekking to isolated places of remarkable beauty, but our trips are as much about the journey as they are about being an über athlete.

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Welcome Backpackers!

  • April 22 · 9:00 AM

    Appalachian Trail (DAY HIKE) Delaware Water Gap

    7 Backpackers

    Pack lite and join us for a DAY HIKE.  We will join the overnighters for the first part, but loop back around to return to the trailhead after a few hours. Hit the AT... Learn more
  • April 15 · 9:00 AM


    7 Backpackers | 1 Photo

    UPDATE 2 Hi Everyone - So I have decided to keep the hike to Saturday, sorry about that. In the interest of simplicity let's to train transportation and we are going to... Learn more
  • April 9 · 8:00 AM


    22 Backpackers | 5.00 | 29 Photos

    UPDATE 2: Still get a round trip ticket to Harriman station, however, we are going to get off and meet at the Sloatsburg Station. We'll hike north instead and end up at... Learn more
  • April 1 · 8:30 AM

    Breakneck Burner

    4 Backpackers

    UPDATE: 1. For those from the city it's the 8:43AM Metro North Train from Grand Central - you want an off peak round trip ticket to Beacon 2. My plan was to end in... Learn more
  • March 25 · 8:30 AM

    Storm King Day hike

    12 Backpackers | 5.00

    It  is supposed to reach 60F on Saturday.  Let's go hiking! I think we'll probably go to Storm King.  It's not too far from the city.  We will meet at the trailhead at 8... Learn more
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