Next Meetup

Shakedown and Training Hike: Government Canyon/Friedrich Park
If Government Canyon is still not open we will divert to Friedrich Wilderness Park. I will send an e-mail update on the Friday before the hike. Please plan your travels so you can be at the park headquarters/visitor center by 0715. We will start hiking at 0730. We will be hiking between eight and eleven miles on rocky trails. The weather will be hot, bring extra water (2 liters minimum). Sunscreen is recommended. A qualifying hike is required before signing up for a multi-day back packing adventure. To qualify, you must hike with a fully loaded backpack, including three days worth of food or the equivalent weight. You are welcome to participate in this hike with a day pack, however, it will not count as a qualifying hike. At your request, we can weigh your pack and do a shakedown of your gear after the hike.

Government Canyon State Natural Area

12861 Galm Rd · San Antonio, TX

What we're about

Meet other people in and around San Antonio interested in backpacking. Share experiences, great locations, gear and equipment, yummy back-country recipes, etc., and find people to take trips with. Periodically we'll have social mixers so we can get to know the latest members before we head out on a trail. This meetup is focused on excursions lasting more than one day, where we'll be camping at "primitive campsites", wearing larger backpacks and using more gear. If you are interested in day hikes, or trail running, you will want to join the Hiking & Outdoors Meetup. That meetup is very active and are a great group of people. Some of us belong to that group as well.

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