depends on the area you want to backpack in. There are quite a few websites for each area. You also have White Blaze but it is pretty much about the AT. Also check meetup.com in your area since most have backpacking meetup groups
'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.” ― Mark Twain
Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.
There are times that the only way you can do something is to do it alone.
When it seems like the night will last forever
And there's nothing left to do but count the years
When the strings of my heart start to sever
And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
I will walk alone by the black muddy river
And dream me a dream of my own
Whiteblaze is good too.
"You can fight, fight without ever winning,
But you can never, ever win without a fight"
As the original poster asked, and found out, HF has some great other sections for paid members. This was a bonus as I became a donating member simply to say thanks to my many friends here.
That being said, what a great way to drum up some funds to continue supporting this site (hosting, etc). There needs to be a clear thread about the benefits somewhere.
whats a hammock ?
It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold
I appreciate that you don't heavily market those additional forums with a change cup rattling in the background - but you guys truly deserve some kick back for the many hours you spend on this forum. By far, this is one of the cleanest, honest, and friendly forums I have seen in years.
Keep up the great work, and hats off to you and the other moderators!