I am looking for anyone local, or local enough, to the Outer Banks/Manteo area who is willing to help me set-up a meet-and-greet for people here who might be interested in hiking.
This area is quite a distance from the AT, but I know there are bound to be others who, if given the opportunity, would come out for more information. Maybe they haven't started hiking because they can't find a hiking buddy (like me). There was a listing in the Camping section of the classified ads in the Coastland Times a couple of weeks ago.
I've already spoken to the person in charge at the Dare County Center in Manteo and they are willing to let us use their meeting room free of charge. AND I've called the ATC and they are sending me literature to hand out.
I really need there to be an experienced hiker there (I am not). I'll do all the planning, I just need a commitment from someone to be there.