Hi folks, welcome to Virginia Backpacking! I started this site with the intent to educate and expand people’s interest in backpacking. While many of us are out there enjoying the great outdoors with our homes on our backs there are many others that have thought about it but have questions or don’t know where to start. For some it’s the unknown of what to expect that keeps them in the comfort zone and away from an overnight stay in the woods. For others cost may be an issue and I’m hoping to help with that as well by offering inexpensive or free opportunities to borrow backpacking equipment. Stay tuned for more posts that talk about our adventures and offer learning opportunities to those that are interested. Hope to see you on the trails!