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    Junior Member Solitary Hiker's Avatar
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    MOAC? Looking for Hiking Partner(s)

    I'm wondering if anyone here is a member of MOAC (Maine Outdoor Adventure Club) and if so, their impressions? I've seen many threads where a trip suggestion becomes a reality with many geographically dispersed folks; however, there's something to be said for knowing who's local (VFTT - Maine Chapter?).

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    Hang out here awhile and get to "know" people, and you'll figure out pretty easily who's from Maine.

    Like me and several others.

    Better yet, we should have a Portland beer night sometime. Tried to organize one about a year ago but there weren't enough Mainers here. That's changed, I think.

    Brian Boru, anyone?
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    solitary hiker,
    i've debated checking into the MOAC, but it seems i always end up doing hikes w/ people off VFTT every weekend instead.
    i'd be in to meet more mainer VFTT'ers. never enough people to meet and hike with!!
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    Just chiming in here as another Maine hiker. Beers in Portland? Let's do it sometime!

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    I'm pretty sure my Dad's a member of MOAC. He's been on a few trips with them and enjoys the company. I live in Maine but go to school in Boston, if you guys go for a few drinks lemme know I might be in Maine at the time.
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    We would love to get together with other Maine hikers for a beer.

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    Talking Portland Beer night??

    A Portland get together sounds like a great idea!

    -MEB

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    I just recently joined the various MOAC listserves but I haven't done anything with them.

    I tried to organize a Bangor area beer gathering but not surprisingly noone came...

    so instead, I've tried to convince people to come have a beer with me on their way to Baxter but it hasn't worked out yet either.

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    I've lived in Portland for 4 years now, and see the MOAC folks set up at ski films and the like, but have neither joined nor inquired about joining. I can't say much either way about MOAC, but I do know they (used to?) have regular club meetings as well as activities. I tend to be more of a solitary or binary hiker/skier/boater/climber, but that's just my style. I do try to make a few group appearances each year -- just to prove I'm a real person.

    Please do keep me in the loop on any Maine-based events, though -- you never know.

    (Fryeburg Fair this weekend, y'all.)

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    I have belonged to MOAC for several years but don't live in Maine. The Portland group meets the first Wednesday of the month and they often have interesting presentations, such as slide shows of trips members have taken outside of New England. I've go on several member-led events each year and have always had a fun time.
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    Here's another mainer but not a Portlander. We've got plenty of beer and hiking in the greater Bethel area! Any interest?
    -vegematic
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    Vege - would this be before, during or after hitting the trails?

    Seems like there's enough interest in a get-together. I'm open as to day of week and location (Portland would be my preference). Anyone want to start making suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solitary Hiker
    Vege - would this be before, during or after hitting the trails?
    yes.
    -vegematic
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    I'm in Portland and I like beer...

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    Anyone know how to do a poll? (Yeah, I know, I could look it up, but I don't have a lot of time at the moment. )

    A few suggestions:

    Great Lost Bear
    Brian Boru
    RiRa
    Gritty's
    Someplace else?

    How about a Friday early evening, after work until ???

    Early November? Talk to me, folks.
    Mad Townie

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    Easy trails, nice days and comfort are good, too. - M. Townie

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