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Backpacker Happy Hour @ Thirsty Bear

All this heat calls for a happy hour! Plus, it's May and the mountains are waiting and it's time to plan all those amazing summer trips. Come out and meet other backpackers, have a drink and get ready for the summer! We'll meet in the main bar area where it's open seating. I'll get there early to hold down a couple tables, so look for backpacker-like people. You know the type - fleece vests, Nalgenes, bike helmets, maps...

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  • Becky

    Hi Brian
    I do have experience in all three of those places and would be glad to share what I know. I'll be there around 7-730ish.

    May 28, 2014

    • Brian

      Hi Becky. I'm sorry that I'm just now seeing this. Well, perhaps we can connect at a future event. I'm planning a late summer trip to Ecuaduor, Peru, and Bolivia, and will make my way down through Argentina and Chile Dec.-Jan.

      June 2, 2014

  • Amy P.

    Thanks for organizing Sara! I didn't get a chance to chat with you but will say hi at the next one! I think we've met on a previous hike!

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Dan

    Hello everyone, I am sorry to have missed the happy hour last night. I recently moved to the Bay Area and am looking for backpacking partner(s) for weekend trips to the Sierras and local trips as well. The Lost Coast is also something that I would like to do this summer or fall. I also will do any non-tehcnical peaks or easy technical peaks within 3 hours or so of SF this summer. I have a car and am willing to drive. Thanks!

    May 29, 2014

    • Deb

      Dan, there is a similar planning meet up scheduled for Mountain View next Tuesday, if you're down this way. See the "Suggested events" tab for details.

      May 29, 2014

    • Dan

      Mountain View will be too hard for me to get to next Tuesday. I'm living in Oakland and my office is in SOMA so meeting up in either place to plan a trip would work.

      May 29, 2014

  • Lori

    great showing of fellow backpackers! too bad it was so noisy--which contributed to awkwardness & natural shyness in introducing self to people--maybe next time name tags or icebreaker or at least have everyone introduce themselves, where they live, work, etc.

    May 29, 2014

  • Rajasi

    Sara, awesome job!

    May 28, 2014

  • Sara

    I have a table under the tv by the stairs and a little yellow sign. We'll grab other tables as people arrive. See you soon!

    May 28, 2014

  • Josh

    Hey, I can't make it after all, but I am interested in doing some longer hikes hopefully around 20-30 miles/day. I have 3 day weekends every week. so if you've got a similar schedule let me know

    May 28, 2014

  • bob s.

    I'm hoping to make it but . . . after 13 JMT's I am looking forward to doing half of the SHR this August, until then, if you have a car and can get us out of town for a few days in the Sierra, say hello.

    May 28, 2014

  • Josh

    I will be late but still hope to be there

    May 28, 2014

  • Brian

    Does anyone who is going tonight have experience trekking in Chile, Argentina, or Bolivia? I'm looking for perspectives and potential partners for a trip in Dec./Jan.

    May 28, 2014

  • Deb

    is there anyone in this group from the South Bay that would like to get together down here and plan some trips for the summer? Please contact me and let's make a plan.

    May 16, 2014

    • Amy P.

      I live in Mountain View too... Would love to check it out.

      May 27, 2014

    • Deb

      The Mountain View planning meetup is listed on the "Suggested events" tab.

      May 27, 2014

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