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This group has been organized to replace the former Northeast Ohio Backpacking Club, which helped many in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere get out on trail more often, and to make new friends who share a passion for trail time. If you like to backpack, and don't like to go out by yourself, and especially if you are a former member of NEOH Backpacking Club, this club is for you. The legend of the phoenix inspired the name for the new club. Our mission will be to allow club members to plan trips, to sign up members to participate, and to share discussions about backpacking. Most trips are likely to be within a few hours drive of NE Ohio, but some will be to destinations much farther away in the USA or even international.

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4th Annual Apple Trip - Morrison/Rimrock Campground

Morrison Run Campground

Copied from last years event thanks to Brownie! This is the fourth of what I hope will become an annual event with the Phoenix Backpacking Club. There are no limits on the number of members on this trip. Morrison is an organized fee camp with pit toilets , picnic tables and many campsites. Each site has a $12.00 fee and can accommodate many tents so the fee can be split between campers. This is a hike in or Canoe/Kayak in site. The launch, Elija Run, is about a mile away across the reservoir from Morrison Campground. There are three trails into Morrision if you are hiking. 2 about 5.5 miles and 1 about 4 miles. Saturday, October 17, 2020: The plan is to meet at the campsite whenever you get there. The Trail Head is on SR 59 East of the Reservoir. There is ample parking and it is well marked from the road. If you've never hiked Morrison Rimrock hook up with some one who has, just ask in the comments section. If you are a beginner, definitely hook up with an experienced hiker. All the trails in are well marked, as well as can be expected in the Allegheny National Forest anyway. Sunday, October 18, 2020: After a leisurely morning, return to our cars and head to home or lunch. We will decide where lunch will be Saturday night. The camping area has numerous apple trees ready to pick and eat this year. Bring your peeler and a recipe and put your cooking skills to the test. If you have someone you want to introduce to back packing, by all means bring them.. All club members and their guests must have a signed waiver. NO exceptions. Spirits in moderation please. Smokers must stay downwind and away from campfires and cooking areas. IMPORTANT: Water has been an issue in the past so be prepared to filter from Morrison run. This is a laid back meet and greet camp out, but, if you sign up, you will be expected to show up. Call me if you can't make it. LNT principals will be followed. Pack it in, pack it out. Bring a good sense of humor and some good old NEOH ( and now some new Phoenix) stories to share around the campfire Saturday night. Only wood in the fire, leave your politics home.

backpack eastern smokies


this is first trip posted in this group so if there needs to be any formal info or rules posted let me know I am posting a trip for backpackers. the location is smoky mountains national park length 42 approximately. duration 4 or 5 days I have experience with this time of year and the trail we will take. the reservation site is allowing reservations 30 days ahead now. I will reserve the sites october 9th cost for each person is 16. I will collect during trip. https://caltopo.com/m/DQH7/RP1GUEJ6LGKM00C4 GSMNP TRAIL MAP https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:291048e8-40c8-4eee-b7c2-41d57600a50 our first day will probably be to MT sterling 4k climb. second day to tricorner on the AT. there's a shelter halfway for lunch and a spring. 3rd day from tricorner to ice water spring. the shelter at pecks is little more than half way. 4th day is to leconte. bring $10 if you might want the bag lunch at the lodge, I don't know if they still do it. it's not a lot anyway just food off the shelf like crackers and summer sausage but you get coffee and hot chocolate. last day down to trailhead where our vehicle will be.

North Fork Mountain Trail, West Virginia

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

[masked](F): North Fork Mountain Trail, West Virginia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Fork_Mountain http://www.hikingupward.com/MNF/NorthForkMountain/ Directions from Pittsburgh: It is an approximately 172 mile drive and takes 4 hours. Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seneca+Rocks+Discovery+Center/@38.8337366,-79.3766145,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b52ac4b17f3d91:0x493780293f5ec09c!8m2!3d38.8337324!4d-79.3744258 Likely a good idea to wear some fluorescent orange. https://www.wvdnr.gov/Hunting/Regs2021/Season_dates.pdf November 13, 2020 (Friday) through November 15, 2016 (Sunday). Great time of year for scenic views of Germany Valley and the Monongahela National Forest. This is an intermediate backpacking outing and prior experience is required. Do you have prior backpacking experience and do you feel comfortable carrying 1-1.5 days worth of water? Day One: 8 miles to an excellent campsite along the ridge approximately 1,000 feet higher in elevation than Seneca Rocks which we will have views of. Day Two: 10-12 miles with scenic vistas. *ONLY source of water along the trail and that is at the midpoint/mile 12. Day Three: 4-6 miles with scenic vistas to the northern terminus. The North Fork Mountain Trail is 24 miles long and fairly level until approaching the northern terminus where there is elevation loss while descending the trail to valley level. There are no significant elevation gains but there is only one source of water along the trail and that is at the midpoint/mile 12. Make sure you have an adequate amount of water for the first[masked] days and to leave some in our parked vehicles at the northern terminus. The quantity of water is determined on how much you consume. I consume large amounts of fluids as my dog, Sam, does so I will be bringing more than the average. This is in my opinion is the one of the premier trails for the area. The scenic viewpoints along the NFM Trail are awesome and the campsites equal their splendor. We will meet at 9AM at the Seneca Rock Discovery/Visitor Center in WV along WV33 at WV28. We will need to drop-off vehicles at the northern terminus then shuttle all of our gear and participants to the southern terminus. Carpooling is strongly recommended. PLEASE DO NOT sign-up unless you are fairly certain you will be participating.

Kungsleden (King’s Trail), Sweden 2021

Kungsleden Trail

9-2020 Kungsleden (King’s Trail), Sweden ITINERARY August 28, 2020(F) Arrive at 130PM to Kiruna, SE (KRN) Option 1 Bus from Kiruna to Abisko Overnight in Abisko Additional Day and Night on[masked](F): 2 miles Start:[masked](ST) Option 2 Overnight in Kiruna Bus from Kiruna to Abisko Start:[masked](ST) Minimum: 6 Huts (Day 1 through Day 4) King’s Trail, Sweden- Shelter, Supply, Shop, and Hut Information Updated Itinerary [masked], ST) Trail: 8 Days/8 Nights August 29, 2020(ST) Day 1: Abisko to Abiskojaure 13.3km/8.26 miles, easy, 4 hours and 50 minutes Free Shelter: Open-sided at Nissonjokk Supply: Abisko and Abiskojaure STF Fjallstuga (Hut) August 30, 2020(SN) Day 2: Abiskojaure to Alesjaure 20.3km/12.61 miles, moderate, 6 hours and 50 minutes Free Shelter: Open-sided at the wooden boat jetty. Supply: Alesjaure STF Fjallstuga (Hut) August 31, 2020(M) Day 3 (Section 1): Alesjaure to Tjaktja 13.1km/8.14 miles, moderate, 4 hours and 45 minutes Shelter: None Supply: None Day 3 (Section 2): Tjaktja to Salka 12.5km/7.77 miles, moderate, 4 hours and 30 minutes Day 3 Total: 25.6km/15.94 miles, moderate, 9 hours and 15 minutes Shelter: Emergency Shelter at Tjaktja Pass Supply: Salka STF Fjallstuga (Hut) September 1, 2020(T) Day 4: Salka to Singi 11.6km/7.21 miles, easy, 4 hours and 20 minutes Shelter: Emergency Shelter at Kuoperjakka Supply: None Hut: Singi STF Fjallstuga (Hut) September 2, 2020(W) Day 5: Singi to Kebnekaise 14.1km/8.76 miles, moderate, 5 hours Shelter: None Shop: Kebnekaise STF Fjallstation (Hut) September 3, 2020(H) Kebnekaise Summit Round-Trip: 32km/10.81 miles, moderate, 10 hours Day 6: Kebnekaise to Kebnekaise Summit 8.7km/5.41 miles, moderate, 6 hours Shelter: Available Shop: Kebnekaise STF Fjallstation (Hut), none at Kebnekaise Summit (Hut) September 4, 2020(F) Day 7: Kebnekaise Summit to Kebnekaise 8.7km/5.41 miles, moderate, 4 hours Shelter: None Shop: Kebnekaise STF Fjallstation (Hut) September 5, 2020(ST) Day 8: Kebnekaise to Nikkaluokta 17.9km/11.12 miles, moderate, 6 hours Moose: Prime habitat Overnight in Nikkaluokta Shelter: Simple wooden hut at Laccjujavri boat jetty. Supply: Enoks Café at Laddjujavri village September 6, 2020(SN) Nikkaluokta to Kiruna: Bus Overnight in Kiruna September 7, 2020(M) Depart at 1030AM from Kiruna, SE (KRN) TOTALS TRAVEL TO: 1 Day/1 Night TRAVEL FROM: 1 Night/1 Day 11 Days/10 Nights 120km/74.69 miles Recommended guide book: The Kungsleden- Walking Sweden's Royal Trail, August 31, 2019 by Mike Laing https://www.amazon.com/Kungsleden-Walking-Swedens-Royal-Trail/dp/1852849827 This is an adventure for the experienced backpacker only. It’s not a difficult trek with only gradual ascent then descent to and from Tjaktja Pass (1150 meters/3373 feet). Early in the season but possibility of northern lights. Should be no mosquitoes. Weather can vary so be prepared for cold, rain, snow… Please have the proper gear. Itinerary is flexible in terms of daily mileage not start and finish day. Wild camping is permitted anywhere along the trail except the first two miles of the King’s Trail. My plan is to camp at the hut campsites unless weather is poor and then we can stay in the huts. They always make room for people. We could always wild camp too if we see a great spot. We likely will stay in the Kebnekaise then Kebnekaise Summit huts for one night each. Reservations are strong recommended. Should bring enough cash for several hut stays, hut campsites, and food to purchase. We will purchase stove fuel in either Kiruna or Abisko. We will likely hike at separate paces but wait for others at major trail junctions and other points of interest. This is not a race, this is an adventure. There is a lot of information and videos on the internet so I strongly recommend you take advantage of this.

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