Who's out there? Who's interested? Wouldn't it be nice to take this faceless community into the real world somehow?
A hike? A trip? A group meeting for a beer/coffee/whatever- an attempt at a local network, a group that could pitch in to buy bulk spinnaker for MYOG endeavors...whatever. Think about it. Where are the "real" (read not electronic) communities?
Aside from anonymous names on this site, I do not currently know anyone into the UL thing in my area. Trail runners yes. Rock climbers. Ultra-distance athletes...but not any UL backpackers (or aspiring ones).
How many are in the same boat?
I know there are schedules, jobs, friends, families, all manner of commitments...but why not try starting up a "local chapter"?
Shouldn't that sort of be the logical progression given the time many of us spend here?
I don't want to propose dates and times, and places...First things first: Is anyone interested?