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TO BE SCHEDULED: Beginner’s Backpacking in San Diego

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TO BE SCHEDULED: Beginner’s Backpacking in San Diego

An introduction to backpacking, friendly for total beginners!

If this is your first trip, or your 5th trip, you are more than welcome to attend if you have an interest in working on any of the following:

  • How to choose a trail
  • How to prepare
  • How to use your gear
  • How to filter water
  • What foods work for you
  • Navigation basics
  • Situational awareness
  • Using a personal locator beacon
  • Leave No Trace practices
  • Building confidence
  • Testing gear
  • Having fun!

This will be a single overnight, low mileage trip with a focus on building skills in the San Diego area.

Looking for interest and this trip will be scheduled at a time that best fits the needs of most.

DISCLAIMER: Hike at your own risk. Be responsible for yourself and your safety. Make good decisions. With any trip, things can change. A go-with-the-flow attitude is always a good thing, and most importantly, let’s all have fun! This is beginner’s hike with a focus on learning. Make sure you are in good enough physical shape for the distance, elevation changes, and terrain. The hike leaders in this group aren’t professional hike leaders. By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. The hiking group does not certify the expertise of the organizers, the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders) and…We are NOT responsible for any possible losses or injuries.

March 31 2024


Date: March 31
Time: 8:00 am - 8:05 am
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


Yosetime National Park

9093 Village Dr
El Portal,CAUS

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San Diego Backpackers
Website: Visit Organizer Website


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Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.

The Organizers and members of Hiking With Dean are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Hiking With Dean Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities per our ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND LIABILITY WAIVER and Section 6.2 of the Terms of Service.