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All Group Reviews

  • DC UL Backpacking

     DC UL Backpacking members have a great wealth of information that provides a great learning opportunity. I am glad for the chance to absorb as much as possible and for everyone's willingness to share their knowledge. 

    Russ E. on Oct 22, 2018.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     VERY well organized. They keep everyone's safety in mind throughout the event. 

    Molly on Sep 26, 2017.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Quickly winning my heart. Thanks to everyone for being so friendly, fun, and well-organized. 

    Jen on Jun 28, 2017.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     great! 

    Paul S on Mar 27, 2017.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     This is the group to go if you want to improve and challenge your backpacking skills. So happy I found them and always looking forward to the next trip. 

    Adrian G. on Mar 3, 2017.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     It's the best dang meetup this side of anywhere! 

    Matt S. on Dec 2, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     This group is the biggest reason that I have become an experienced backpacker. From newbie to veteran, I have learned so much from these people, and I have many great life experiences as a result. 

    Sharon G on Oct 17, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     This is the friendliest bunch of people I've met! They were the right balance of encouraging and challenging. I got ALL the help I needed preparing for this trip (and I needed A LOT as this was my first backpacking trip in years and my first UL trip ever). I always felt comfortable asking questions and I learned a lot both before and during the trip. The hike was so enjoyable and rewarding. I liked the small group size and the transparency of all knowledge. I also appreciated that the line of hikers was allowed to spread out with a designated leader and sweep, and we regrouped a hand full of times. If the trail fork wasn't obvious, considerate UL'ers would stop and make sure the next bunch knew where to go. If you are a strong hiker, this is by far the most enjoyable way to go further and faster in a safe and friendly environment! And you will hear some incredible stories haha! 

    Katie H. on Sep 20, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great group! Will be happy to meet up with all again! Thanks for having me. 

    Severin K. on Jul 25, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Excellent 

    Ruth on Jul 4, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Before coming to this group, the most I'd done was camp at Disney World with my parents. This group has been a resource for me to learn and explore. They travel and pack not just light, but smart--efficient. Looking forward to learning more and covering many miles with them. 

    Beth N. on Jun 20, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great as always 

    Wei F. on May 8, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     First time out with the group was great. Cannot wait to meet more folks and get out on the trail. 

    Bryan H on Apr 11, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Awesome! 

    Aileen on Mar 2, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     The only group in the DC area consistently offering long distance multi-day trips. Seriously hardcore. Seriously awesome folks. 

    Steve G. on Feb 25, 2016.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great group 

    Noah O on Nov 22, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Thanks for the acceptance, looking forward to exploring and experiencing with y'all 

    Ronnie S. on Nov 22, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Awesome people! Looking forward to more trips 

    Katrina B. on Oct 18, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Really like the app and website used to coordinate the outings. Certainly the best group of experienced hikers I've ever found. 

    Nate M. on Oct 14, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Mind-bending! 

    patricia z. on Sep 13, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Good people, serious backpackers, good knowledge, good stories. If you are a relative newbie, don't be intimidated, but discuss abilities with leaders, and choose events accordingly as you gain experience. 

    David S. on Jul 26, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Fun! 

    Deborah W. on Apr 6, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Lots of great backpacking trips with a good group of people, from beginning backpackers to people with 1000's of miles under their belts. The focus is on a bit more physically challenging and rewarding trips - trips that are still well within reach of most people if they remove their mental roadblock regarding what they can actually accomplish. Evenings at camp are always a good time too. I can say that I've pretty much been laughing at some point on any trip I've been on. Lot's of experienced people that are willing to share their knowledge - I'm always learning something new. 

    Brian on Jan 11, 2015.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     I love DC UL! 

    Michael M. on Dec 28, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Awesome group of really nice people that really enjoys just getting out and helping others do the same. 

    Mark L on Dec 23, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Ton of fun! 

    Daniel C on Dec 22, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Love it. Looking forward to the next trek! 

    Nathan F. on Dec 15, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Terrific people! Great outdoor adventures!! 

    Madeleine on Oct 19, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Awesome group of crazy people. 

    Trevor L. on Oct 5, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     What can I say, DC UL rocks! 

    Kevin S. on Aug 13, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     This group is really fantastic, I am part of a bunch of meetup groups and this one is definitelly my favorite. Great people, great trips, really well organized, and a great way to get into ultralight backpacking, increase your mileage, and make good friends, while sharing about gear and tips to go lighter. I love this group! 

    Iru on Jun 9, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     I have had very good learning curve and enjoyed the outdoors with great trips from DC UL. The well organized trips, the knowledgeable leaders and members that are willing to share every bit of knowledge has made my transition from day Hicking to backpacking more comfortable and smooth. DC UL allows you to grow into seasoned backpacker through the mentoring and help from its leaders and members. I appreciate all the help and assistance given to me by everyone. DC UL is where you would find a family beyond home with same interest and that allows you share, brag and teach about your ultralight backpacking experience. 

    Mignote on Jun 8, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     :) 

    Jasmine on Jun 1, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     the universe definitely created a little magic when it comes to the organization and performance of this group. rad people and stellar technique to hike and witness as much Earth as possible. diiiiig it. 

    Genevieve on Apr 21, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     awesome meet up with awesome people 

    adrianna on Apr 9, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Premier hiking and backpacking group!! 

    JDH on Mar 17, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     good 

    upasana on Jan 20, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great leadership, and great people!!! 

    Hua D. on Jan 5, 2014.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Excellent 

    JD on Dec 7, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     I'm a member of 20 groups and I believe this is the best of the bunch. Everyone I met was super nice and thoughtful. 

    Michael G. on Dec 1, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Superb! A group of Professional hikers that are so much fun! Well planned trip! Highly recommend them. 

    Deb T. on Nov 17, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great backpacking group with awesome people. 

    George F. on Nov 17, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     The best :) 

    Misun on Nov 4, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Excellent. Wonderful trip. Great leader. Super group of hikers. 

    Kevin B. on Nov 4, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Wonderful group of people. This was my first outing with the group. Looking forward to many more. 

    Trisha on Sep 15, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great! 

    Merritt on Sep 9, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     AWESOME!!! Love it, can't wait to go out again. I'm an addict! So much to learn, and so many experienced people to learn from. 

    Denise M. on Aug 5, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     I started backpacking in 2012. My packs were heavy, my feet were sore, and even though I had fun I was mostly in pain. Then I decided to go out with this group. I lightened my load, little by little (I'm still working on it), enjoyed some personal record mileages, and realized just how fun and pleasant everything can be when you're not heaving 35 lbs. on your back. I also think that what this group is able to accomplish is just phenomenal--fairly regular trips with multiple organizers, a good protocol for safety on trips, a good attitude toward newcomers and oldcomers, and even international trips--it's just really nice to know this group exists. Thanks, Michael and the other organizers for all you do. 

    Carrie P on Jul 28, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     I'm new but very excited to be amongst these experts in the 'light & fit' backpacking field. Looking forward to upping my back-country game. 

    Evan L. on May 20, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great place to meet like minded people who prefer to travel light. We saw some great scenery over 2 days and found an awesome place for brunch Sunday morning. 

    Reid on May 6, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     What a nice group of people! 

    Lisa Briggs N. on Apr 17, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     I think it's exactly what I was looking for -- an active group of knowledgeable and interesting people that gets out often and does big mileage. Hoping to go out on as many trips as possible this year. 

    George D. on Mar 11, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Cool! 

    Laura on Feb 20, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     A very professional group offering advanced backpacking trips that are as far as I know unique in the Northeast. 

    Alan on Feb 3, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     One of the best scores I have found in a long time. This is a well season group of backpackers that like to share, have fun and promote the sport. I would like to encourage people that are new to ultra light backpacking to come out and try. 

    Mike K. on Feb 3, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     The group leader Mike had a most well planned and executed BP trip with exception vistas that I've ever been on. A great group of people and attitudes! A 5 star rating! 

    George L. on Jan 14, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     I hope to join you again! 

    giuseppe b. on Jan 13, 2013.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great group! This was my first trip with them and I didn't know what to expect. The hike was extremely difficult, but all the members remained very upbeat and were also very helpful in assisting me, the lesser experienced backpacker, overcome my first-time mistakes (such as bringing a crappy sleeping pad!) 

    jake l. on Dec 23, 2012.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Awesome. 

    Holger on Oct 10, 2012.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great group of people. This was my first Meetup ever, and I couldn't have been happier with the people I met, and the venue we attended! 

    Glenn F. on Jul 24, 2012.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Enjoying it! 

    Carolyn G. on Jul 3, 2012.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Everyone was focused on covering ground and keeping things on schedule, which I appreciated greatly. 

    Peter S. on Jul 2, 2012.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     It was good to meet like minded people who are willing to sleep out in the cold. 

    Adrian on Feb 26, 2012.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     This group will challenge your conception of what backpacking is, and push you in ways you're not always prepared for. Great for people looking to go beyond the casual weekend outing! 

    MikeVW on Jun 5, 2011.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     This has got to be one of the best meetup groups out there. There are plenty of meetups, they are incredibly well-planned, and the people who show up are great. I'm looking forward to working my way up to some of the longer trips. 

    Chris H. on May 9, 2011.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Great group of people and a nice relaxing atmosphere. Couldn't imagine a better introduction into the world of backpacking! 

    David on Oct 3, 2010.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Because it's awesome. No, seriously, it is if you like to be outside and figure out how pack the essentials of life into a bag and then weather the weather whether it be good or bad along with people who serve as one of your primary sources of entertainment which includes the process of talking and getting to know each other. Human. So human, I love it. 

    Nicole on Sep 28, 2010.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     This is a great group of folks. 

    Jason W. on Sep 27, 2010.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Fun, easy-going, inclusive group...I've gone on one trip and I'll definitely be back for more. 

    Abby L. on Jul 18, 2010.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     BEST BACKPACKING GROUP EVER! 

    Tony on Jul 6, 2010.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     Experienced backpackers who are smart about what their doing and good people all around. 

    Mike D. on Jul 5, 2010.

  • DC UL Backpacking

     It's very well organized. Everyone is friendly. Everyone looks out for each other. This meetup group is very active with lots of meetups available. 

    Trevor R. on Jun 13, 2010.

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