Huntington Area Hiking Club goes backpacking

The Huntington Area Hiking Club is going on an overnight backpacking trip.

With the help of several local Boy Scout Masters, the club will explore a section of the Kanawha Trace on August 1-2. Attendees will camp overnight and then hike back in the morning. 

“This event is a great opportunity for hikers new to backpacking to gain some experience from some of our more seasoned hikers,” GHPRD Recreation Coordinator Stacey Leep said.

Backpacking equipment is available for weekend rental from Outdoor Pursuits at the Marshall University Rec Center.

Leep said a hiking club is a great way for like-minded individuals to share information and tips about where to hike in the area and even meet hiking buddies.

“ As a club member, you will benefit from the experience of the group,” Leep said.

If you are interested in joining the Huntington Area Hiking Club, all you have to do is show up at one of our scheduled hikes. The club welcomes hikers of all ability and experience levels.

The club will meet at Camp Arrowhead at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1 and hike approximately 8 miles, breaking for lunch. 

For more information or to be added to our email list, contact GHPRD Recreation Coordinator Stacey Leep at [email protected].

Britanie Morgan can be contacted at [email protected].