backpacking Unlimited possibilities for backpacking can be found in the rugged mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. In our most challenging trips, groups tackle the Saddleback  and Mahoosuc sections of the Appalachian Trail, or the Pemigewassett range in New Hampshire, home of the Presidential mountains.  For those looking for spectacular scenery at a more moderate pace, we also offer backpacking trips over more forgiving terrain.  Travelling on foot is one of the most rewarding ways to experience the landscape of Maine.  Please be sure to note the specifications of the type of trip you feel comfortable with on your trip registration form.  Proper hiking boots are required for these trips.


Equipment List

Backpacking Equipment List (pdf)

If there is anything that is in the equipment list that you have questions about, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Liu, Pre-Orientation Coordinator at (207)798-4268 or Also, Capilene tops and bottoms, and socks will be sold here at the Outing Club on the day of arrival if you are unable to get them beforehand.


Departs Tuesday, August 23, 2011