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Re: [OCBackpackers] Why no trips?

From: Gary S
Sent on: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:48 PM
Jeff makes a good point.  I wondered about that very issue as well; of friends going just with friends.  It appears that there is the opposite effect for growing meetup groups (sometimes), where more members equates to lower numbers of posted trips.  But people still go out, just with friends.  Two exception examples that I can think of; one the DC-UL group and the second Washington Backpackers. They are both still busy.  One is very exclusive, with long, fast, miles and one could be described as more of a party group.  Both have a very competitive, out going Organizers at the top.

Just observations!  It seems to me that we are missing an underlying influence of people's basic nature.

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Jeff <[address removed]> wrote:
I'm one of the original founding members of ocb (originally called l.o.s.t.), anyway, I've moved to Oregon and will only be joining trips if I'm in the area visiting my kids. However I did discover something about the hiking meet up when I was very active in it. Once it hits a certain large size (600 members?) a lot of the regulars break off into their comfortable small groups and the hikes are discussed and planned over a beer and never actually make it to the meet up app. This is what happened with l.o.s.t. and forced Chris, I and a few others to form ocb. 

Just my two cents for what it's worth

On Jun 26,[masked]:21 AM, "Phil" <OCBackpackers-announce@meetup.com> wrote:

Hey guys,

wondering why we have 600 backpackers and nobody is posting any trips?!

Fourth of July weekend and we've always had a big trip!

Is backpacking dead?

phil





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