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Michael D.


Social Entrepreneur


Sacramento, CA
Hometown: Sacramento

Organizer since:

February 15, 2012


What is your experience level with hiking? With backpacking? Rock climbing?

My experience level is pretty high as I've grown up doing outdoor activities and love it all - anything from short day hikes to marathon length day hikes to multi-day backpacking, rock climbing, peak bagging, and mountaineering. Add in a dash of sky diving, scuba, kayaking and whitewater rafting for good measure!

Tell us a little about yourself and what you'd like to get out of this group.

My main goal is to create a space where hikers/climbers/etc of all experience and skill levels can feel comfortable and supported. I'm proud of the fact that many in our group started with little experience and are now taking on some very serious mountains! People in this group make me smile, inspire me, and make all the planning and hard work worth it!

Where do you live?


Do you agree that while we maintain strict safety protocols that injuries may occur and all members are personally responsible for their own safety?


Do you understand that the majority of our members are gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer? We welcome straight members too, and it's important that all members are supportive and encouraging of diversity.



Can't wait to catch a trail with you!

What Michael D. is saying about this Meetup Group

When I started this group, I figured we'd get 100 members in 6 months to a year, and perhaps 8-10 people on a hike.. here we are 1100+ members later, and getting as many as 60+ per events! Why? Because as one member put it "this is the friendliest, most welcoming group of people I've ever hiked with". We're having a blast!

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