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.

Members of our group will receive special promotional offers from local area outfitters who sponsor our meetup.

-The Leadership Team

By becoming members and participating in meetup events you accept and agree to all conditions of our Liability Waiver: Cincinnati Area Backpackers Meetup Waiver (https://www.meetup.com/CincinnatiBackpackers/pages/Cincinnati_Area_Backpackers_Meetup_Waiver)

Upcoming events (3)

Carter Caves: Backpacking Workshop & Overnight Trip

Carter Caves State Resort Park

$125.00

Backpacking Workshop & Overnight Trip
Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky
March 26-27, 2022
Fee: $125 - Includes Saturday dinner

* Registration Is Open *

Sign Up & Full Details: http://www.outdooradventureconnection.com

Ready to learn about backpacking? This is a perfect opportunity. Learn from the experts.

Description: This is a one-night, backpacking trip for first-time backpackers and beginning backpackers. It includes seven workshops on backpacking essentials that every backpacker should know. This trip is designed for those with little or no backpacking experience who have always wanted to try backpacking under the guidance of experienced backpackers. Experienced backpackers are welcome too! Share your tips and hints!

During this backpacking trip we will conduct seven workshops and cover the following topics:

* Proper Backpack Fitting & Trekking Pole Adjustment
* Bear Bagging - Hanging Your Food In A Tree
* Backcountry Sanitation & Hygiene In The Woods
* Fire Building
* Backpacking Stoves & Cooking
* Leave No Trace Principles
* Packing Your Backpack & Gear Organization

About Outdoor Adventure Connection: We have a passion for getting people outdoors. With our expertise and your love of nature, we can connect you with an outdoor adventure you will never forget. We firmly believe that outdoor recreation leads to a healthier and more satisfying life. We know that natural settings rejuvenate and calm the mind. Leave your everyday surroundings behind and step into nature. We connect you to the outdoors through exercise and recreation.

Sign Up & Full Details: http://www.outdooradventureconnection.com

Lost Creek: Backpacking Workshop & Overnight Trip

Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Heritage Center

$125.00

Backpacking Workshop & Overnight Trip
Lost Creek Reserve - Troy, Ohio
April 2-3, 2022
Fee: $125 - Includes Saturday dinner

* Registration Is Open *

Sign Up & Full Details: http://www.outdooradventureconnection.com

Ready to learn about backpacking? This is a perfect opportunity. Learn from the experts.

Description: This is a one-night, backpacking trip for first-time backpackers and beginning backpackers. It includes seven workshops on backpacking essentials that every backpacker should know. This trip is designed for those with little or no backpacking experience who have always wanted to try backpacking under the guidance of experienced backpackers. Experienced backpackers are welcome too! Share your tips and hints!

During this backpacking trip we will conduct seven workshops and cover the following topics:

* Proper Backpack Fitting & Trekking Pole Adjustment
* Bear Bagging - Hanging Your Food In A Tree
* Backcountry Sanitation & Hygiene In The Woods
* Fire Building
* Backpacking Stoves & Cooking
* Leave No Trace Principles
* Packing Your Backpack & Gear Organization

About Outdoor Adventure Connection: We have a passion for getting people outdoors. With our expertise and your love of nature, we can connect you with an outdoor adventure you will never forget. We firmly believe that outdoor recreation leads to a healthier and more satisfying life. We know that natural settings rejuvenate and calm the mind. Leave your everyday surroundings behind and step into nature. We connect you to the outdoors through exercise and recreation.

Sign Up & Full Details: http://www.outdooradventureconnection.com

Twin Valley Trail Challenge

Germantown MetroPark Twin Valley Welcome Center

Join us Saturday, June 4, 2022, on National Trails Day, for the Twin Valley Trail Challenge sponsored by Dayton Hikers.

Choose your own challenge on marked routes ranging from 1 to 28.7 miles along the Twin Valley Trail. Aid stations and shuttles will be available along the route to support your hike.

The event is free! No registration fee, free food & snacks, free shuttles, free camping, and no pre-registration needed to hike. Just show up ready to hike. Pick your own mileage and start time. If you can't complete the challenge a shuttle will be available to return you to your car. This non-competitive event is for all skill levels of hiking, all ages, and whether you are a solo hiker, hike with a group or your family.

You can start your challenge hike anytime between 5:30 AM and noon.

For more information about the TVT Challenge visit: https://www.metroparks.org/twin-valley-trail-challenge/

For more information about the Twin Valley Trail visit: https://www.metroparks.org/places-to-go/hiking-trails/#twin-valley-backpacking-trail

Past events (556)

MLK weekend backpacking trip - Big South Fork Natl Rec Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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