Backpacking the Rogue River Trail

Backpacking is a fantastic activity that immerses us in the outdoors. Here we provide information about why, how, and where to go backpacking.

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Backpacking enables us to  immerse ourselves in the great outdoors show.  Self-reliant, we travel further and longer into the wilderness, physically and mentally taking us away from it all.  A deep, transformative engagement between nature and backpacker ensues.


Backpacking is awesome.  It gives us the chance to go off-grid, immerse ourselves in nature, and get away from the world for a night or a week or months. Backpacking is also a technical outventure.  We must carry the equipment, food, and water we need for the trip on our backs.  We also must know the terrain and comply with the rules for the area we are backpacking.  Not so easy when you are 40+, but totally doable.


On the surface, backpacking offers the freedom to take your equipment and head out into the wilderness, camping wherever the mood strikes.  Sounds romantic, right?  The reality, however, is many areas place restrictions on disperse camping and the number of backpackers that can enter the backcountry on a given day.  To protect the environment, many areas also have specific rules for backcountry use and require permits.  It is important to understand where you can backpack and the rules you must follow.

SAFETY DISCLAIMER:  The activities discussed in this website are outdoor activities and, as such, have inherent risks to which participants are exposed.  It is not the intent of this website, nor is it possible due to the variability of weather, terrain, equipment, and experience, to detail all of those risks.  The information contained in this site is informational, but not instructive nor exhaustive.  It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure he/she is in good health, fully prepared, and fully informed as to dangers before undertaking any of the activities discussed in this website and the user does so at his/her own risk.  The user understands that by using this website he/she acknowledges and accepts all risks associated with use of information from this website and participation in any particular activity addressed herein.  Please see “Terms of Use” for additional information.

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