Join us in honoring the memory of Eddie Lindros, a beloved retired teacher and expert backpacker who touched the lives of thousands of individuals. Eddie's passion for the outdoors and dedication to mentoring young adventurers led to the creation of the iconic Poway Backpackers program in 1972.
With boundless energy and enthusiasm, Eddie embarked on countless hiking trips, exploring the stunning landscapes of California's Sierra, Mammoth, and Yosemite. He instilled invaluable life lessons in his students, teaching them personal responsibility, teamwork, and perseverance.
Eddie's impact extended far beyond the trails. He was a true mentor, shaping the lives of those he encountered with his no-nonsense attitude and genuine care. Whether it was outright telling you to your face, “I think you’re full of sh*t!” or waking up students for backpacking with cold water, his actions always came from a place of love.
For decades, Eddie shared his knowledge and passion, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him. His legacy lives on through the countless individuals he inspired to embrace the beauty of the outdoors and cherish the power of teamwork.
We celebrate the life and legacy of Eddie Lindros, who will forever be remembered for his unwavering dedication to empowering the next generation of adventurers. May his spirit continue to guide and inspire us as we journey through life, knowing that he has left a lasting impact on the world he loved so dearly.
Rest in peace, Eddie.
July 11, 1942 - July 26, 2023
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Song #1: Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
Song #2: Fire and Rain performed by John Denver
Photos and Video Clips by Janis Foley
1990 Photo courtesy of Poway Backpackers
Join us in honoring the memory of Eddie Lindros, a beloved retired teacher and expert backpacker who touched the lives of thousands of individuals. Eddie's p...