“Hiking groups for 20/30 year olds?” Also find out about the upcoming Mountaineering Day at the Embassy of the Czech Republic

photo by Richard Brundage

“Dear Popville,

I’m looking for a way to meet people (I’m working from home and being Covid cautious) while being outdoors. Do you know all the groups in the region that meet fairly regularly (walking, hiking, etc.)?”

A few recommendations from previous hikes in the comments here, but please add current options below. I think REI does group outings?

“The European Union National Institutes of Culture in Washington, DC (EUNIC DC), present mountaineering day at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on September 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Conquer the climbing wall then relax with a cold brew while listening to the folk band Orchester Praževica. Take part in a mapping and sustainability challenge. Watch a German Shepherd demonstration by Rodina Straze. Find out how the EU is fighting climate change and preserving nature. Discover the best mountaineering athletes and companies from EU countries. Try making a tasty trail mix and taste delicious ‘mountain cuisine’ with a demonstration by Italian chef Roberto Donna. Find out which alpine destinations to visit and more. Enjoy a day of ‘Mountaineering Across Europe’, in the heart of Washington, DC. RSVP required: MountaineeringDay.eventbrite.com | Free admission | All ages are welcome!”