What we're about

Ever suddenly realize that the weekend is almost upon you and you have a few free days, but can't find someone with an open schedule to accompany you on that killer hike you've been wanting to do for months? Or have you tried to organize a trip through another backpacking meetup and found that it's a mess of coordinating schedules? Here's the place to post your idea, no matter how short the notice.

We are a collection of backpackers from absolute beginner up to hard-core mountaineering folks all looking to share some new adventures with new friends. We will have regular events hosted by our organizers but we also welcome the community to post their own trips to see who else might be interested in joining.

A couple of things about being part of our group:

1. Safety! Know your abilities and your limits. If you find yourself over your skills, be vocal and let others know.

2. Respect nature! Practice good stewardship and leave it cleaner than you found it.

3. Respect Others! Be mindful of how your decisions can impact them, especially when it comes to safety!

4. Be patient! If you like to grind out the miles be patient if your group isn't quite up to your level.

5. Be generous! Some trips will be free, others will be paid, it is all dependent on what the organizer decides. Even if a trip is free, offer to help with gas for the car pool or bring a dessert to share on the trail.

Upcoming events (3)

MT. Diablo Summit Hike -Strenuous Hike.RSVP closed

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Details: Please join my TRAINING HIKE for C2C Hike Difficulty: Strenuous This is NOT a beginner hike Meet: End of Regency Drive 117 Regency Drive , Clayton, CA https://goo.gl/maps/FQPKWtmwfTw Distance: 15+ miles Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft. Duration: 6+ hours Water: Minimum 3 liters How to RSVP: Please join on the waitlist, and contact me telling your level of hiking then I will update RSVP Accordingly. This is strenuous hike, so don't go if it's beyond your ability. If in doubt, reach me in advance. Your safety and preparedness are your responsibility. Attend at your own risk. Trip details are estimates.

Mission Peak x3, Strenuous: training hike for C2C

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Please join my training hike for C2C. This is a strenuous hike with a constant uphill climb until you reach the summit. The elevation gain is 2100 ft. This is an out-and-back hike. "We do this x3 , so this is VERY strenuous" > 21 miles with over 6,000ft elevation gain This hike is not for beginners. Expect WHOLE DAY hike Bring: Lunch, liquids(at least 5 liters), layered clothing Meet: We will meet across the street from the parking garage at the Peak Trail entrance which is under the large power towers. 7:00AM Cost: $4 for parking. Parking building: https://goo.gl/maps/GUA9sov34bN2 How to RSVP: Please join on the waitlist, and contact me telling your level of hiking then I will update RSVP Accordingly. This is strenuous hike, so don't go if it's beyond your ability. If in doubt, reach me in advance. Your safety and preparedness are your responsibility. Attend at your own risk. Trip details are estimates.

Beginner Backpacking - Introductory Class

Robert & Evelyn's Home

$20.00

For anyone that is really wanting to try backpacking in 2018 but doesn't know where to begin, here is your chance! I offer these introductory courses where I will do a casual overview of all things backpacking! This is a three hour long informal course with the idea that you will have all of the knowledge necessary for your first overnight trip. We will cover the following: • Backpacking Gear: Packs, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Stoves, etc... • What to buy, what to rent (and where) • Clothes / Footwear • Trip Planning, Routes, Maps, GPS • Basic Safety / Survival Skills • Picking a Campsite • Trail Etiquete • Bathroom Survival Tips • Food Ideas & Trail Cooking The RSVP fee covers my time, plus refreshments and also ensures your commitment to attending. This course is the first of a three part series of courses for getting started in backpacking. Anyone who attends this class session, will receive 50% off of two follow on courses: My First 1 Night Backpacking Trip and my 3 night My First Multi-Day Backpacking Trip trips that I will be hosting in 2018. To ensure we get full attendance, this event will be cross posted with Christian Camping & Backpacking Meetup Group.

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Night hike to Mission Peak

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