We are a laid back, friendly group of backpackers.

Our primary focus is on over night and multi-day trips but we do have an occasional day hike or happy hour.

A typical trip with us is planned out by the organizer of the event in terms of trail, meeting place, mileage per day but we also like to go with flow. In other words a hike with us will not be extremely regimented and inflexible.

We love talking about gear, trails, recipes... anything backpacking. This group welcomes both veterans and beginners and our members are always willing to share tips and advice. Please keep in mind that this group is for those who want to backpack, that is strapping on a pack full of gear for a couple of days and hiking several miles to camp in the backcountry. This is not a social group for the purpose of hooking up. Please only sign up if you are interested in backpacking.

Also this is not a guide service and all activities are at your own risk. We are just a group of folks with a common interest that get together for a common purpose. Know your abilities before joining a meetup.

If hiking through miles of rugged and beautiful terrain to camp in wild and peaceful surroundings with a fun, friendly group of people sounds appealing then join us!

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Founded Aug 20, 2008



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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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