|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – February 2008
Keen on birds, peak bagging, or wildflowers? Here's how to join hikers who share your passions.
Hike with local chapters of the Sierra Club (sierraclub.org), Appalachian Mountain Club (outdoors.org), Colorado Mountain Club (cmc.org), or Washington's Mountaineers (mountaineers.org). Find other groups here: mtnguide.org (regional clubs), hikingandbackpacking.com (trail conservancies), americanhiking.org (long trails).