As the weather gets warmer, you may be inspired to commune with nature, following in the footsteps of John Muir and Ansel Adams, both avid hikers in addition to their other pursuits. If you like to hike but you don’t want to walk alone, you can find a free guided local hike offered by your Sierra Club chapter.
With 1.4 million members and local chapters virtually everywhere, it isn’t hard to hook up with a local Sierra Club hiking group. You don’t have to be a member or pay dues to join. You don’t have to tip the leader. All you have to do is pick a hike, put on your shoes and show up. Some local chapters also plan other types of outdoor activities, such as canoeing.
Joining local Sierra Club hikes also is a cheap way to meet like-minded people wherever you travel.