nobody puts Denny in a corner!
Who is Denny?
FWIW, I'm going to say this with the knowledge that doing so invites ridicule/inside jokes/veiled references that only the 'cool kids' get. I've pretty much given up on HAZ as anything other than an informational aide. The social aspect of it, meeting new people, being willing to show new people old places, meaning, welp, you may not get to take the epic adventure, but you could show someone new/else a good time, is kaput. It just won't happen on here because everyone is too stuck up each others pumpkins to actually be willing to meet new people or try new things, be willing to mentor new people, make new friends, etc. The hiking pace argument holds zero water with me as its very easy to see other triplogs and it even calculates pace on here. It's just outdoor snobbery which is rampant in the outdoor industry at large, and it carries over here.
Or maybe I'm just a
but I don't think so.
Two people on HAZ have consistently been willing to meet and hike with me. And I'm grateful and thankful for it.
And FWIW, @joebartels I don't hold you responsible for the larger group's lack of openness/friendliness/willingness to break out of their cliques. At all. You can't control others' behavior and I completely understand that.
And no, I'm not leaving...