What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (2)

Tracy Ridge Backpack

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Hike the more remote area of the Tracy ridge hiking trail system...
We are planning to camp Friday night at the official Tracy Ridge campsite at the entry point of Tracy Ridge recreational park area co-ordinate[masked] -[masked] on route 321. Saturday morning 8.30 hike south to the junction of the north county trail and further south to Sugar Bay along Poly's run and finally camp at Hopewell campground. The mileage is approx 9.5 miles. Sunday morning hike north along the north county trail to Johnny cake run and return to parking lot. The mileage is approx 6 miles. There is only one water pump working at Tracy Ridge campground and the iron content is high. So I would advise bringing water for Friday evening. There is little water source until we arrive at Sugar Bay. We do pass a small inlet on the way to Hopewell where we spotted a beaver recently and we heard lots of owls camping at Hopewell. The Campground site is $12.00 half price if you have a senior pass. We can share sites. Email me with any questions.

A-100 Challenge: 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles in 50 hours

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The A-100 takes place over all or some of the nearly 100 miles of North Country Trail that lie within the Allegheny National Forest. You can do your planned miles alone (most common) or with a buddy or two. I’m posting this so Phoenix members can have the info to sign up. I can answer questions from my past participation but will not participate this year.

Registration opens for the 2023 A-100 this Friday, March 10th at 12 pm here: https://northcountrytrail.org/events/a-100/

This year’s event will take place from Friday, June 9th - Sunday, June 11th, and will run South to North. Details on this year’s registration are as follows:
Registration will close at 12 pm, Friday, March 17th, or when we hit our cap of participants. Please note there will be no waitlist.

The cost of this year’s event will be $80, it does not include membership to the NCTA. Payment will be due upon registration.

After payment is complete you will be directed to a site to collect your personal information. This step is crucial. You will not be able to participate in the event if we do not have this information.

We have new swag this year - an A-100 tech hat! Registration includes the use of the shuttle from your chosen end point to the start.

Walk-in registrants will be accepted on the day of the event but will be entirely responsible for their own transportation, they will not be able to use the shuttle service. Walk-ins are not guaranteed event swag.

An email with more information will be sent out to registrants closer to the event date. In the meantime, please check the link above for our FAQ. Questions? Reply or email us at [masked]

See you on the trail!
Angelia Clarke and Alisha Glasgow
A-100 Co-Chairpersons


Past events (122)

A Memorial weekend Quehanna loop - 25'ish miles

Quehanna Wild Area

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