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Adena Trace Loop, Shawnee State Forest Backpack Trail, and Bloodroot Trail
Not a beginner hike; you must be self sufficient. Looks like the heat and rain is going to settle down next week. Planning to car camp Sunday night, start on the trail Monday morning and hiking thru the week doing the Adena Trace Loop (25 miles), Shawnee State Forest Backpack Trail (40 miles), and if the weather holds out, finishing the week day hiking the Bloodroot Trail (14.5 miles) in no particular order. No sign-up, contact me if interested in going to all or any.

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What we're about

Three things we got tired of hearing from folks:

1. “None of my friends are into backpacking! So I have nobody to go with.”

2. “None of my backpacking friends are available to go when I’m free!”

3. “I love the outdoors, but I don’t know anybody who can help me get into backpacking!”

Assuming that the above is true (and not due to bad breath, personal hygiene issues, or offensive personality traits) all you really need is some new friends who backpack! ;-) You have come to the right place! Relax and take a deep breath!

Backpacking is what we do! Check out our Message Board and Calendar. Look at our trip photos. We have some awesome, experienced trip leaders and instructors. We have several events per month. Come out and take a hike!

Click on the Files tab and read the "New Backpacker Orientation" document.

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-The Leadership Team

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