We're pretty much the most active backpacking specific group in the bay area.  From beginner to expert our people are the best.  We get outdoors a lot but also have non-backpacking social events.  In the summer it's all about the backpacking and in the winter we try to have a range of activities from snow camping to resort skiing days.  So if you want to meet other outdoors enthusiasts, whether you're a hardcore hiker or an aspiring novice, sign up.  

To connect with other members make sure to check out the Message Board up top under 'Discussions'...

If you're just thinking of joining make sure to read the 'ABOUT' page by clicking on the link below.  Please note the first section.  



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  • New Member
    Linda K Linda K joined
    6h ago
    Linda K
    "Would like to get back into backpacking hiking and camping. Still a beginner :)"
  • New Member
    Cody Cody­ joined
    "Greetings! I've done a couple short backpacking trips, but still have lots to learn. I'd love to meet/learn from folks who also enjoy backpacking!"
  • New Member
    n3m8tz n3m8tz­ joined
    "Hi! I've been backpacking for a bit around northern California and looking for new cool places and people to do it with."
  • New Member
    Kris Kris­ joined
    "Love hiking, adventuring, and being outdoors in general. Also a huge fan of the word "buddies"­"
  • New Member
    Vipul Vipul­ joined
    2 days ago
    "New to backpacking."
  • New Member
    johan kahlstrom johan kahlstrom joined
    2 days ago
    johan kahlstrom
    "Hi, I'm Johan. I'm a landscape designer and artist. I love the outdoors, especially rugged majestic ones of all kinds! I also love astronomy, biology and the earth sciences."
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    Liana Mathon Liana Mathon joined
    3 days ago
    Liana Mathon
    "Nature lover looking to connect with like-minded folks for new experiences and adventure"
  • New Member
    Lindsay May Lindsay May joined
    3 days ago
    Lindsay May
    "I am just moving to the SF area from the northeast. I have lived in many fun outdoorsy places including: Denver, Durango, Telluride, Portland OR, and many other places. I can't wait to go to the hills with you all!"
  • New Member
    Jacki Ma Jacki Ma joined
    4 days ago
    Jacki Ma
    "I want to get into backpacking. Would love for somebody to show me the basics"
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