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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.  

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Welcome, Bay Area Backcountry Buddies!

  • May 1 · 6:00 PM

    First Sunday's Happy Hour

    3 Backpackers

    This is part of a series of Meetups where each first Sunday of each month we meet at a new restaurant with a bar to mingle and meet new people in San Francisco. As a way... Learn more
  • April 23 · 8:00 AM

    Remote Grand Canyon Backpack

    3 Backpackers

    This is a 3 night 4 day trip on the remote eastern edge of Grand Canyon National Park, going into the Little Colorado gorge on the Navajo reservation to the east. This... Learn more
  • April 9 · 8:00 AM

    2-day Wilderness First Aid Course

    8 Backpackers

    I'm working with Ready SF to organize a discounted offering of a 2-day WFA course. I did this two years ago and it was an excellent NOLS course with fantastic... Learn more
  • March 23 · 6:00 PM

    Intro to Backpacking

    12 Backpackers | 5.00

    Hello all! I am hosting a free Intro to Backpacking workshop. If you have never backpacked before and are interested in learning, join us. Please rsvp here so we can... Learn more
  • February 11 · 6:00 PM

    Backpacker Happy Hour @ Thirsty Bear

    67 Backpackers | 4.50

    Backpacking season is coming! I have a summer of weekends and a stack of maps. Let's get together to share ideas for trips, debate our favorite items of gear, and meet... Learn more
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  • Paul founded Bay Area Backcountry Buddies

    on May 4

Founded May 4, 2008

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