View Full Version : Backpackers in southern AZ?

02-17-2008, 05:27 PM
Looking to get into backpacking, something I've always wanted to do but never done.

I'd like to find backpackers in the area and I'm having trouble finding info or a club. I thought this might be a good place to start.

I am planning a weekend/2 day hike with a friend this spring. Hiking down from Mt. Graham. Dates have not yet been set, but let me know if you are interested in joining us.

02-20-2008, 10:12 PM
Try posting over at Backpacker.com on their Southwest forum
Backpacker SW Forum (http://www.backpacker.com/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.cgi?act=SF;f=603107219;st=40)
Here is a post from that site where someone was looking for SW hiking forums. Several more links listed in it.
SW Hiking Forums (http://www.backpacker.com/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=603107219;t=9991097274)
You could post looking for a hiking partner on their forum here: Find a Hiking Partner (http://www.backpacker.com/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.cgi?act=SF;f=822107219)

Also check out the Arizona Trail Forum here.
TrailForums.org (http://www.trailforums.org/trail.cfm)
Similar question asked there.
AZ Trail Forum (http://www.trailforums.org/index2.cfm?action=detail&PostNum=29608&Thread=1&roomID=26&entryID=89965)

For getting into backpacking try googling "backpacking forums" and you will get a bunch of sites. Some of my favorite forums are located on these sites.
http://www.practicalbackpacking.com/forums/index.php and
and obviously http://forums.kifaru.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=cfrm.
You may get more responses here posting in the Tipi, Shelters, & Camping forum. Just log on any of the sites and start asking questions! Most people love to help! You'll find both heavyweight to ultralight weight folks and everything in between! :0)

I've been negligent and haven't posted for a while so hope the hotlinks work!
Welcome to the forum!
Enjoy, Larry

02-21-2008, 06:20 AM