I live close to the Appalachian Trail and have hiked portions from my home base in PA.  I am trying to do some conditioning hikes so that I can prepare myself for section hikes in the coming years.  Due to bad knees my wife does not like to go on the trail.  I hike by myself most of the time but I would like to find others who are interested in hiking whether it be day hikes, workout hikes or whatever they may be looking for.  Has anyone found a good way to find other compatible hike partners.