Most backpackers these days treat their water in the backcountry through a few commonly known options. When I state “treat” their water what I mean is to make it potable or safe to drink. The most common option is to use a filter and there’s all kinds of […]
Backpacking With Fink
The only thing that equals my passion for backpacking is sharing it with others! From leading volunteer group backpacking trips to teaching free classes for newbies to sharing tips, tricks, and destination articles on virginiabackpacking.com, I'm here to help you enjoy your next hike!
Someone recently asked me what the prices are for our hiking/backpacking trips. It’s a great question and one I probably need to do a better job communicating to others when we do post a trip. For the most part our trips are free but there are potential costs. […]
Virginia Backpacking has launched a new feature called Virginia Hiking Challenges. To start off we created the 5 Peaks Above 5K challenge which requires you to summit five of the highest points in Virginia. Complete the challenge and submit the information to us for recognition. If you’re so […]
If you hadn’t heard already, Virginia State Parks are free to enter on January 1st. First Day Hikes is a joint initiative by America’s State Parks and encourages park goers to start the new year in the great outdoors! The first 100 visitors at each park will receive […]
Feeling lucky? Maybe you should join us St. Patrick’s Day weekend for a 3 day / 2 night backpack trip to Virginia’s Triple Crown near Roanoke! The deets… 24.4 miles Leave on Friday, return on Sunday Start at Dragon’s Tooth, then on to McAfee Knob, and finally Tinker […]
For our latest Virginia Backpacking trip we decided to mix things up and try a more unique “backpack” trip this December! Originally we had planned to leave from Dorey Park in Henrico and follow the Virginia Capital Trail for 12 miles to our overnight stay at the HI […]
This is a great short article that highlights 5 valid reasons for extending your hiking adventures into the winter months.
THE WINDOW FOR ACCEPTING HIKER APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED! So you want to hike the entire Appalachian Trail? Glad to hear it. Virginia Backpacking is partnering with other Virginia hiking clubs to help crowd fund a lucky backpacker to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2019. The Appalachian Trail […]
One of my fellow hikers recorded this on our trip to McAfee Knob. Nicely done video.
Having just returned from a weekend backpack trip to Harpers Ferry I’d like to help you plan your own trip there! My trip was months in the making and was organized as a group event for Virginia Backpacking but you can just as easily pick up your bags […]