I kinda see where you're coming from but then I look at my own experience. I've annoyed everyone on this site, gotten numerous forums locked, and have generally been a pest since I became active here and I still have had 59 unique HAZ hiking partners (61 if you count --- and ~~~ ;) ). Just keep at it, man. If you want to post hiking events, I suggest listing very specific plans with a specific hike that you know people want to do. Otherwise your post will sound more like: "Hey guys-- come hang out with me".-- and that's scary to a bunch of anti-social hikers. Post a Humphreys event in July-- someone's gonna want to carpool up to Flag.
Thanks for the encouragement, but as I said, nah, I'm permanently out of the Event Planning bidness.
And people are really this anti-social, I just am incredulous. And I think its kind of comical that I'm sort of the bad guy in this thread for asking people to find willingness to hike with new people 1 hiking day out of 150 hikes per year, etc. That's the comedy of it.
I'm just going to continue to do my thing, buy my own gas, go my own way.