For purposes of our group, everyone is listed as a "Rookie" until they complete their first Hillls & Hops hike. Otherwise, are you an experienced hiker, or just looking for a new adventure (not that they're mutually exclusive)?
I've been hiking for a year, not quite an expert but also not completely green.
In which city are you located? About half our members are living in a different city than their Meetup profile indicates.
Oakland, right on the Berkeley boarder.
Do you have a favorite hike you'd like to introduce to the group?
I've gone on some cool East Bay ones I never knew existed.
East bay native that has hiked with a few of the other members.