In order to meet people and get out I have been going to hiking groups on meetup. Below is what I think of every time I head to meet other hikers early in the morning: I arrive at the meeting location a little early. I make chit chat with the people there, and they all seem nice. But I get a little uncomfortable because for some reason this group is made up only men, and then me. So the 6 of us pile into one car and we drive deep into the wilderness.