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    Griff Jones


    I’m a college student who’s going to be in LA (Burbank) for the summer, and I was wondering what you suggest doing to find a good hiking partner.  I’ve been looking at hikes and am now drooling over the idea of the 6 pack bundle of peaks, culminating in climbing Whitney at the end of my stay.  However, I know it’s not a good idea to hike alone, especially up mountains (even if they are walk ups).  So, as you seem to be really knowledgeable, I was hoping you might have some advice for finding a hiking partner!


    Jeff Hester

    Griff, I highly suggest checking out the hiking groups at as a starting point. There are a variety of groups depending on the level of hike you’re after, and it’s a great way to meet other active hikers.

    You might also check out #hikerchat on Twitter each Friday at 9am Pacific. There are hikers from all over the world participating, and quite a few from SoCal.

    I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding companions for your SoCal hiking adventures.

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