It all began one lovely day in the summer of 2014. I was guiding a small group of friends hiking up to the 3,000-year-old Bristlecone Pine called the Raintree on Mt. Charleston. One of my friends suggested we should start a new Meetup group for hiking and exploring the outdoors surrounding the area, perhaps even include some social activities. We decided that we prefer something in the middle of most hiking groups: not too easy or hard-core, and very open to all day and perhaps even weekend trips. Any member will be able to suggest hikes and activities; those responsible enough will be able to organize and lead a group.