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We are a group of people from the Berkshires, Massachusetts and nearby towns who have joined together to hike regional trails, meet new people, and have fun. We have beginners, intermediates and advanced hikers who all want to explore and conquer the regional trails. Ages range from 17 and up. If you want to join us, please chime in and test us out on one of our upcomming hikes.

We do more than hike and are open to merging our programs and events with other MeetUps and organizations within the Berkshire area.  Sharing this, we have several organizers who help plan these events and are always looking to invite new members to introduce events as well.

Many of our members enjoy Lite hiking of 1-5 miles in our series called "A Walk in the Woods" and more difficult hikes of 5+ miles with some climbing and tougher terrain on the Appalachian Trail.  We try to accommodate those who want to discover the woods along with those who want to achieve goals such as hiking the entire AT in the Berkshires over the summer.   While some of us are trying to  get back into shape, others are advanced hikers looking for rugged terrain, climbing on higher elevations and more challenging hiking.

All who join are interested in meeting new people, especially folks who enjoy the outdoors and an active lifestyle are welcome.

The point to these MeetUps is to meet new folks.  All are welcome. Our goal is to have fun, to try new things, stay or  get healthy and find the positive side of life.  Leave your complaining home please, we are looking to hang with happy, fun people.

Deena  Gilbert           - Founder/Organizer  -  203-898-3131

Dan Parnell                - Organizer                  -  203-240-0682

Ken Kelly                    - Organizer                  -   413-329-9678

Ruth Szufnarrowski  - Organizer                   -   413-884-4230

Sean Wilson              - Organizer                   -  203-241-4321

James (JJ) Falcha     - Organizer                   -   203-231-0817

Bess Dillman             - Organizer                   -  413-528-7974

Diane Jones               - Organizer                   -  617-909-4098

Kathy Pals                  - Organizer                   -  651-485-7302

We collaborate often with other  groups in the area working with Great Barrington Trails & Greenways, DCR, AMC, BCC, and other groups.  The point is to have fun and enjoy the breathtaking scenery all around us in the Berkshires and Beyond.

Hiking is our primary focus but we also like to celebrate socially in other ways ranging from parties to wine tasting after a hike to movies and other adventures (Kayaking, White Water Rafting...)

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Founded Jul 29, 2012

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