GSM Outfitters is launching The Mountain Appreciation Society. We will meet the 4th Sunday of every month and hike weather permitting. If the weather is bad we may just have a meeting at the store (order pizza) or do something fun. This group is open to everyone, so subjects that leave folks on the margins will not be discussed. It is strictly about an appreciation of nature, science and the National Park as well as a forum for likeminded people to connect and enjoy time together. This group is free of charge. When we hike each person will be responsible for their own needs and safety. This is an over 18 group. We would like to keep things on an adult level and want to offer something that allows folks a mature venue to communicate and relax together. Topics that often times marginalize or separate people into two or more camps will not be discussed. In other words if you wish to talk politics join a political group, if you want to talk sports go to a sports bar and if you want to talk religion there are plenty of religious organizations for you. Our goal here is to create an environment in which people recognize what they have in common and not focus on a handful of hot button topics that can be divisive.
Everyone that becomes a Mountain Appreciation Society member will receive a Member Card good for 20% off any merchandise in the store. This offer can not be combined with any other discounts or offers. Hikes and events will be listed on the Mountain Appreciation Society Facebook Page:
Our next hike is The West Prong on September 24th at 2:00 pm. If you have not hiked with us before please come in 15-20 minutes early to get your welcome gifts and membership card.