Hi Jenny

Wow thank you so much for the information.  Those are excellent suggestions. (how did I not think of it myself haha).

I just applied to 2 facebook hiking groups in LA.  I also followed the 52 challenge group in LA.

I'll be sure to pay it back by paying it forward.  If you'd ever like to connect more my instagram is @xikwoketa 

See you around, happy hiking and I'm sure I'll find the community I'm seeking for 🙂