DC UL Backpacking specializes in high-mileage, lightweight backpacking trips throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. We host an average of 80 backpacking events each year, ranging from overnight trips to multi-day outings. These events are organized via our Meetup site.

We have a membership structure that is designed to help backpackers gain or enhance their outdoor skills as they progress to longer and harder trips. In general, our trips are quite challenging but you’ll find a wealth of experienced backpackers who are eager to share advice.

Our goal: To cultivate a community of independent outdoors men and women who want nothing more than to have a fulfilling backcountry experience–to travel light, to wake early, and to walk far.

Join us. We look forward to meeting you.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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