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Find a Hiking Partner

Keen on birds, peak bagging, or wildflowers? Here's how to join hikers who share your passions.
Backpacker_Magazine_Find_a_Hiking_PartnerPhoto by Tim Seaver

Pursue pastimes
Contact like-minded hobbyists: birders (, cavers (, or photographers (

Go academic
Many college outing clubs welcome locals; go canyoneering in Arizona ( or study petroglyphs in Oregon (

Join clubs
Hike with local chapters of the Sierra Club (, Appalachian Mountain Club (, Colorado Mountain Club (, or Washington’s Mountaineers ( Find other groups here: (regional clubs), (trail conservancies), (long trails).

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