Meet others in Huntsville, North Alabama and beyond, interested in backpacking. In N AL we are blessed with convenient access to an incredible range of wilderness destinations. Currently the only groups nearby who are truly dedicated to wilderness backpacking, camping and hiking with consistent events offered monthly are located in E TN and Nashville. The focus of this group is to foster and grow a community of backpackers in N AL.
We host regular monthly meetings at REI in Huntsville the first Monday of each month. The monthly meetings provide an opportunity to opportunity to meet fellow backpackers, discuss trails, trips and equipment, and get answers to any questions people might have.
Through this group will be offered recurring trips geared specifically towards the beginner or first time backpacker and are intended to introduce individuals to the experience. They will be clearly identified as such. In addition trips which assume increased levels of experience will be offered.
In order for our group to thrive it will take a community. If you have an interest, please join. Building up this group will be a journey over time. Also, consider becoming an organizer. Organizing a trip is not that difficult. Organizers are essential to establishing a thriving community.
Please note that backpacking trips, even the simplest overnighter, are multi-day events that require work by hike organizers. PLEASE RSVP WITH INTEGRITY; if you can't do that, this might not be the Meetup group for you.