I NEED FRIENDS!!!

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I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by bwilso » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:07 pm

Hey everyone!! Just moved to Colorado Springs from Big Sky Montana! I'm having a hard time meeting people in the area to hike and climb with. I'd love some company on some of my longer hikes coming up. I've finished two of Colorado's 14ers solo since I moved here. And although I'm comfortable, and content hiking alone I'd like a buddy for some of my longer, and harder hikes coming up!
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by Salient » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:30 pm

lol the name of this thread is great, but good luck on your quest to bag all 58
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by LifeIsGood » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:57 pm

Your post is sure to generate some responses, and many of us have made some life-long friendships through this great forum,

but I wanted to mention that it can also be effective to post prior to each specific hike- maybe four or five days ahead of time.

I can join you for some, but not until May, when I’m back in Colorado!
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Post by BillMiddlebrook » Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:52 pm

Who doesn't!
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by timstich » Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:25 pm

Hello! I'm Tim Stich and live in Colorado Springs as well. My friend Alyson is in Montana currently and I visited over the summer.

Pre-Covid we had 14ers.com happy hours, but those are on hold still I think. A friend of mine was organizing them. I also rock climb, which I just came back from doing down at Shelf Road near Canon City. This is going to be your go-to crag if you are into that, as it's only a little over an hour's drive south.

If you are on Facebook, that's where I have a little rock climbing group for CO Springs. This is my profile: https://www.facebook.com/tim.stich.39

Welcome to town! Quite a few 14ers people here, and people doing all sorts of other stuff.
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by Carl_Healy » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:45 pm

LifeIsGood wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:57 pm
but I wanted to mention that it can also be effective to post prior to each specific hike- maybe four or five days ahead of time.
Seconding this. Keep an eye out here on the "Climbing Connection" forum for people looking for partners for a particular peak, or if you have a particular peak in mind make your own post looking for partners on a certain day.

I posted as recently as last month just looking for any partner for any peak for an upcoming Saturday, and that resulted in me hiking Pennsylvania Mountain with 4 others two weekends ago and then eventually Humboldt Peak with two others last Saturday. All from here in the forums.

May also be helpful to indicate if you are interested and have the necessary gear to do winter or spring hiking or if you're looking for partners only in the summer.
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by nyker » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:01 pm

You're bound to find some like-minded people ahead of a desired peak; I'd give people more notice, maybe couple weeks, post some plans and ideally talk to them on the phone to see if you have similar goals, personality, etc. Hint, don't post your number publicly as you don't know who else reads posts. If you do any of more popular mountains on a weekend, especially as it gets warmer, you're likely to find many folks to join. Often you might be able to join a few folks together. It might help to post in your profile some of your experience and prior hikes/climbs you've done to give people a sense of where you're coming from. If not too many, that's ok too but may help you find a more compatible partner.

Good luck!
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by Trotter » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:11 pm

I have a feeling that a pretty girl will get plenty of offers to hike with after this. :lol:

I'll second the idea of posting about individual hikes you have coming up in the forum, along with the date you plan to do it
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by hellmanm » Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:30 pm

Also just moved to the Springs and would be down to hike/climb a few. I used to go to the happy hours too before moving to the east coast (and now back to CO Springs). I second the recommendation above -- lots of great folks at the HH. I'm not as keen on repeats rn, but I have a lot left to hike. Got any peaks in mind?
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Re: I NEED FRIENDS!!!

Post by ker0uac » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:39 am

Me too. My current friends suck. I NEED [NEW] FRIENDS!!!
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Post by cedica » Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:58 am

ker0uac wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:39 am
Me too. My current friends suck. I NEED [NEW] FRIENDS!!!
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