Here's a place where you can meet other backpacking enthusiasts! Join us on backpacking trips, meet other backpackers, discuss gear, find those "favorite" trails and have fun out there with others who enjoy the activity as much as you do!
Backpackers of all ability levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. We encourage anyone who's thought about backpacking to give it a try. Our trip descriptions will always include the level of difficulty, so you can decide whether it's the right trip for you or not. And what a great place to get advise if you're just starting out!
During the season (April thru October) we'll schedule 3 or 4 trips per month (and sometimes more) and we'll even work in a trip or two during the months of March and November. Out of necessity the majority are weekenders. From time to time we schedule longer trips (3 or 4 days or more). During the winter we'll also plan a few backpacking trips along with some skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing trips. Over this past season we scheduled over 40 backpacking trips and a couple "get to know everyone" cookouts! You can also check our message board for someone who might be planning a trip. So you've got a lot of opportunities to get out there and hit the trail!
Please read our RSVP Policy which is found in our "Pages" section, and while you're there why not go ahead and read the entire page. There's a lot of useful information in there that our members should know!
Have any questions? Email the organizer, Bob F!
We hope you decide to join our group!
With the continued growth of our group we're looking for additional assistant organizers to plan a few trips or people who just want to organize a single trip during the season. If anyone is interested please contact the group organizer (Bob F) for all the details!
It's been one heck of a trip so far!!!
Welcome, New Mexico Backpackers!
Yesterday · 10:30 AM
Post Cookout day Hike. Mosca Peak
Work off your food and hangovers with a decent sized hike up to Mosca Peak in the manzanos. Late start for that exact reason. Meet at smiths for car pool. Directions to... Learn more
2 days ago · 5:00 PM
Start of the Season Cookout
Come join us for our 8th start of the season cookout (and the start of our 9th backpacking season)! It's a great opportunity to meet new members and some of our "core"... Learn more
April 4 · 6:00 PM
Moonlight Bike Ride White Mesa Bike Trails
I know it is not backpacking, but it can be training. We are gonna ride at night under the moon. Some people are going to camp.
Will add more details when i get to my... Learn more
March 28 · 7:00 AM
Car Camp and Hike Vicks Peak
Vick's Peak has been one I have been wanting to do for a long time. It laughs at me every time I drive down to the Gila. So, it is time to conquer it. We will drive down... Learn more
February 27 · 5:00 PM
Points South! Aguirre Spring, Las Cruces
This trip may be easiest for our Southern members. I will be in Las Cruces Thurs night and arrive at the Aguirre Spring campground Friday by 5 pm."Aguirre Springs offers... Learn more