Interested in doing a 70 mile, 5 night hike with Virginia Backpacking through Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands? Check out our upcoming information session led by Art Ritter December 6th at Richmond REI. Click for more information! Info Meeting: Laurel Highlands (PA) Hike for May Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017, 7:30 […]
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!
Today we’ll be looking at Wise Shelter. This shelter can be found in Grayson Highlands State Park in Southwest Virginia and is roughly around the 500 mile mark of the AT (going south to north). In addition to thru-hikers, this shelter is typically used when doing a 3 […]
We have some great trips posted for next year including False Cape State Park and New River Gorge WV. We’re also working to post additional trips to Harpers Ferry, Dolly Sods, Triple Crown, and Mount Rogers. Join our Meetup group and sign up for events for free and […]
Meetup members, all are welcome to RSVP to any posted event for free! Events do fill up quickly so if you would like advance notice you have the option to purchase the following annual memberships. Please note that memberships only guarantee that you will be given advance notice […]
Hi folks, a bit of explanation may be in order for those that aren’t familiar with what an under quilt is. An under quilt is essentially a type of sleeping bag for those that like to hammock camp. Using a normal sleeping bag in a hammock will squish […]
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 […]