What we're about

Meet others in Nashville, middle Tennessee, and beyond, interested in backpacking. At regular monthly meetings at REI we discuss trails, equipment, tents, hammocks, packs, stoves, cameras and photography, clothing, weather, wildlife, first aid, food, recipes, etc., and find fellow hikers to go backpacking with. Our backpacking trips are multi-day events that require a great deal of work by hike organizers. PLEASE RSVP WITH INTEGRITY; if you can't do that, this might not be the Meetup group for you.

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7 Day Utah Backpacking

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Let's explore some of the unique terrain of southern Utah. We'll fly into Las Vegas around 8 am Feb. 6th, pickup the rental car, and head to the trail head. We'll spend 6 days in the wilderness, the 6th night at a hotel or Airbnb, and fly out around 4:00 pm on Feb. 12. Exact destination and route are still being planned, but will probably be in the Zion, Red Cliffs or nearby wilderness areas.

Our Annual "Appalachian Trail Thru-hiking" Dinner & Presentation

Each February we have a special Saturday presentation on thru-hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (or vice versa), with a dinner before-hand for those who want to join us for that too. Dinner will be at Jason's Deli (old Ruby Tuesday building) next door to REI at 5:00 p.m. Then at 6:30, Berkley "Ten" Aiken, a Nashville resident and 2017 AT thru-hiker, will tell us about her experience hiking from Georgia to Maine. We'll have a Q&A session, so feel free to bring your questions for "Ten." The February Saturday dinner meeting is in lieu of our customary Monday night monthly meeting. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

Our Regular Monthly Meet - Second Mondays at REI

Our regular monthly meetings open to all, especially beginners, and are the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please mark your calendars. We will have a monthly topic, plus will discuss past and upcoming trips. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

Our Regular Monthly Meet - Second Mondays at REI

Our regular monthly meetings open to all, especially beginners, and are the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please mark your calendars. We will have a monthly topic, plus will discuss past and upcoming trips. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

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