Seeking regular backpacking/wilderness partners in the SF area for Yosemite and Sierras
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Kevin Burton
(burtonator) - F

Locale: norcal
Seeking regular backpacking/wilderness partners in the SF area for Yosemite and Sierras on 08/14/2011 17:29:51 MDT Print View

Backpacking partner sought for intermediate->advanced backcountry activities.

I'm looking for a partner (or 2 or 3 ) for intermediate to advanced backpacking
activies in the Sierra Nevadas, Yosemite, and really every major national park
in the US.

I've been doing this mostly by myself to date but there are a lot of benefits to
having a partner:

- split up work required for planning the trip
- safety in numbers. If one of us seriously injured the other can help with
medical
- split costs and the task of driving
- reduce weight by sharing gear

You should be in excellent shape, have the right gear, and be ready and eager to
take on some serious challenges.

I'm also looking to take more weekend trips. Maybe take Friday and Monday off
too and head out the night before, sleep at the trail head, then head in for a
few days.

I'm 34, white male, work in the tech industry.

M8R-4lqk6b@mailinator.com

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Seeking regular backpacking/wilderness partners in the SF area for Yosemite and Sierras on 08/14/2011 17:49:55 MDT Print View

Kevin, depending on where you are located, you might find that there are already well-organized outdoor groups that do this. You tag along on one of their organized trips and meet some people. Later on, you might lead.

The Sierra Club comes to mind.

--B.G.--

John Jensen
(JohnJ) - F

Locale: Orange County, CA
meetup on 08/14/2011 18:01:05 MDT Print View

Where I live meetup.com has huge hiking groups.

Scott Gustafson
(Scott_Gus) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re on 08/17/2011 12:12:55 MDT Print View

Yup meetup.com is how I met all my backpacking buddies not to mention my gf. Check out the bay area backpacking buddies... we go on a bunch of trips and you can always find people to go on trips with you. Just post on the forum and make sure you say how hard it is so you get the right people. Or hell I'm always up for a challenge!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re on 08/17/2011 18:33:59 MDT Print View

Or you come along to the annual BPL meetup...this year it is on Presidents Birthday weekend...Cache Creek.....I know it is a shameless plug, but hey, you meet tons of hikers, plus you get to play with others gear.

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
bpl meetup on 08/19/2011 09:12:40 MDT Print View

the bpl meetups are fantastic only two guys you need to watch out for are ken thompson and ken helwig everyone else is good to hang with LOL

just kidding

kevin

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: bpl meetup on 08/19/2011 10:13:09 MDT Print View

LOL... and if you are shivering in the middle of the night don't let your teeth chatter too loud less the mob will get ya! ;)


The BPL meetup was great, I'm glad I made the last one despite having walking pneumonia. Definitely recommended.

I also just met some folks from Bay Area Backpacking Buddies on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail and camped with them. I'm signed up over there now as well and there seem to be quite a few people and meetups in that group.

Adam Hemphill
(ahemphill) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Re: Seeking regular backpacking/wilderness partners in the SF area for Yosemite and Sierras on 08/19/2011 11:28:42 MDT Print View

I'm in the city. Give me a shout.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: bpl meetup on 08/19/2011 19:57:55 MDT Print View

hey now...Kevin, where was the Jack commment??????


Yeah last years was pretty cold..snow, showers, cold....this years will be epic. And I do suggest that all come to this. This years will be much, much better than last year!

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
sounds good on 08/22/2011 15:43:56 MDT Print View

I might be in for a trip or 2. What exactly constitutes advanced backpacking activities?

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
They've moved to Facebook on 08/23/2011 18:01:28 MDT Print View

I bp some still with a bunch from "down there". They are scattered around the area, Oakland, Petuluma, Sacramento, Santa Rosa etc. Try a post on the Yahoo group, NorthCA Hiking. One of the Ken's is a member there. Facebook has about killed us off. I'm up in the northern Sierra. We go all over, the coast, Sierra, good mix of ages too. I just went on a overnighter with a few this last weekend to the 1,000 Lakes Wilderness.

Duane

Edited by hikerduane on 08/23/2011 18:02:52 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: They've moved to Facebook on 08/23/2011 19:10:19 MDT Print View

Duane That's me...

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: They've moved to Facebook on 08/23/2011 19:24:34 MDT Print View

I KNEW it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Yes on 08/25/2011 06:50:42 MDT Print View

Why yes.

phil gordon
(pgordon88) - F
Re: Seeking regular backpacking/wilderness partners in the SF area for Yosemite and Sierras on 08/27/2011 02:40:37 MDT Print View

I live in sf and tahoe and am usually down for any trip in the sierras. How about doing something next weekend? Countthesundays@gmail.com