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 like minded 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.
Stay tuned and we will announce the first meeting/hike.
The first hike will be to the Avent Cabin on Aug. 27th at 4:00 pm. We will post it as an event as we get closer to the date.