This Meetup is about getting people outside to enjoy nature in it many forms. Backpacking is a core of the experience, but part of backpacking is learning how to hike, camp, and dress properly in the various weather conditions of the seasons so we do a variety of activities as well so people can learn and grow into Backpacking or just get outside if they do not have time for a trip. You will find we are not snobs with an agenda, just people who love good, clean healthy exercise with fun, fit people who love the great outdoors! This means we love outdoor adventures in many forms and in the end it is about bringing together good people for the common good of connecting with other good people, nature and ultimately ourselves. The social aspect of these "outdoor adventures" is also part of the core experience, so members should be kind and respectful of people and their equipment. We are here to be helpful and supportive of one another on this journey of life and in my lifetime, sharing great outdoor adventures has stood the test of time and relieves the stresses of everyday life and always leaves me with great memories....hope it does for everyone else out there as well! The organizers are volunteers and do this because they love it and none of us get paid for what we do. We are always open to suggestion on activities and events and this meetup is YOUR meetup. If you get to the point you want to lead activities, just let me know! So let's work together to make great memories for us all and welcome to our fun, outdoor, adventurous (backpacking and more) group!