Explore and Experience the outdoor with a safe and enthusiastic group The focus is completely on doing what it takes to make every outdoor trip a richly rewarding experience. Meticulous attention to all the logistics (by the organizers) which helps the others enjoy the outing without having to worry about nitty gritty of doing an outdoor trip.
Meet new people and develop new relationships There is a comfort in the known, but there is a exhilarating high in experiencing the new. The recommendation is that everyone signs up for a meetup on their own. If you refrain from trying to drag a friend along, you will make new friends. Give it a shot!
If you really want to do a trip with a group of friends, I would be happy to help you organize that as well - but thats professional services outside this meetup.
Let others enjoy the outdoors by helping keep the environment clean It is a sad fact of life that we as Indians have very little regard for the cleanliness and pristine beauty of the environment. Visit any place and its littered with plastic and trash. Though I would love it to be, the objective of this group is not to clean up the environment. That is a personal choice.
However, the minimum requirement is that we leave no trace of our visit so that others may enjoy nature without our past presence intruding.
From the experience of the last three months I have realized that nothing worthwhile can be free.
Its takes a lot of time, effort and commitment to coordinate a meetup and ensure that it flows as smoothly as a river merging into the sea.
There is absolutely no charge for becoming a member, getting mailers and notices.
There will be a charge for each meetup which requires the organization of transport, food, equipment and other logistics.
Activities outdoors include but are not restricted to climbing, hiking, back-packing, camping, moutain-bike trips, and then some. The focus is on meeting folks, introducing people to new avenues of interaction with the outdoors, and most importantly, sharing and learning.
To help better participation, the meetups will be scheduled well in advance.Working on this as I write.
Look forward to seeing you at one of the Meetup's in the near future!