Get outside, be awesome.
Gociety is creating a community of outdoor adventurers from around the world. We believe that no matter what you want to do outside, someone else nearby wants to do the same thing — you just haven’t met them yet.
Gociety helps connect you with those people; simply and spontaneously.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
When you join, you’re becoming part of a community that values adventure, healthy living, and positive social experiences.
Use Gociety to start and join outdoor plans, and meet people who share your passion for being active. Find adventures nearby, or in a place you're visiting.
- Meet adventurous people
- Lead a more active lifestyle
- Grow your adventure network
How is Gociety different?
Most social networks connect you with people you already know — Gociety connects you with people you want to know. On paper, it’s a subtle difference. But in the real world, it’s a major gap in how people interact. Gociety brings together people with a zest for life, and creates memorable and shared experiences in the outdoors.
How does it work?
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From day trips to dream trips, your adventure awaits:
Hamlin Wade: 26, Washington DC
Spirit Animal: Marmot. I mean, come on- they're cute, have sweet whiskers/beards and they've struck the perfect balance of being highly social and communicative while also appreciating the importance of rest and relaxation. They enjoy lounging on rocks and making friends while exploring high alpine areas. Plus, over the 4th of July, I overnighted in the boulder field of Long's Peak and totally became best friends with one. So, I've got that going for me, which is nice.
Michele Cooper: 31, Denver, CO
Camping Must: Bacon. Nowhere else in life do I really, but when camping, breakfast must include bacon.
Can't live without gear: Oh my! This one is a problem. If I had to boil it down, my mountain bike, "Peggy" and a pair of skis. We will leave out all the gear needed to enjoy those two pieces of equipment.
Mike Bell: 34, Lakewood, CO
What is your favorite book involving the outdoors? Probably the Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac. His exploration of a zen mindset and the overlap of his relationship with himself and the great outdoors has spoken to me in many different voices while reading it over the years.
Spirit Animal: Wildebeest. I like to migrate significant distances in large packs of like-minded people :)
Justin Komback: 36, Colorado Springs, CO
Can't live without gear item: Patagonia UL down hoodie. Lives in my pack if it's not on my back.
Outdoor bragging right: I spend more time outdoors than you do... oh yeah, I said it!
Cushy cabin or backcountry bivvi: Backcountry fo sho. Nothing beats sleeping under the stars.
Mike Grice: 32, Morristown, NJ
Can't live without gear item: My headlamp! Most adventures extend past dark, sometimes unexpectedly, and it's a nightmare getting caught without it!
Outdoor bragging right: Becoming ski patrol as an excuse to be a partial ski bum and ride all day! For the safety of the public, of course!
Spirit animal: I would be a hawk. Soaring high above timberline overlooking the land.
Maggie Burns: 29, Denver, CO
Outdoor bragging right: Showing off how beautiful living in Colorado is through my pictures. I LOVE living here and exploring new places and trails!
Coolest thing you've done outside this year: Hiked around Peru which included Machu Picchu and other ruins. Peru is a beautiful country with breathtaking views!
Stephen Martin: 29, Colorado Springs, CO
Favorite camp hack: Brewing delicious coffee on a multitude of different brewing methods and varieties... which is to be expected from being a half barista | half adventurer.
Outdoor bragging right: I live in Colorado.... enough said!
Tyler Anderson: 29, Denver, CO
Cushy Cabin or Backcountry Bivvi? Cushy Bivvi Backcountry Cabining.
What is your biggest outdoor fear? It's been a big year for me and my spearfishing adventures in South Florida, so it would have to be underwater blackouts. With the chaos that can occur in underwater sports, it's easy to overdo it and there isn't much safe haven underwater.
Brandon Smith: 27, Portland, OR
Dream Trip: SkiMo trip in the Ruth Gorge of AK, or backpacking in Patagonia.
Favorite camp hack: A little bit of aluminum foil makes a great windscreen for stoves and a black contractor trash bag is great for melting snow in the sun.
Brett Forrest: 26, Denver, CO
Spirit Animal: Marmots are most certainly my favorite spirit animal. They just hang out and chill at high altitudes like it ain't no thang, where I tend to struggle to reach. Good on them!
Camp Hack: Going camping with people who have more gear and knowledge than me, so I can sit back and drink beer.
Sarah Wallace: 31, Frisco, CO
Coolest thing you've done outside this year - I work remotely... so I wanted to work remotely in the truest sense of the word. I set myself up with solar and a hotspot and was able to work from my campsite on Washington Gulch Road in Crested Butte, CO for a week! I woke up everyday, went riding or hiking and worked a full day on my computer, (complete with video conferencing, which shocked my boss!), while surrounded by incredible views.
Becky Prill: 25, Fort Collins, CO
Can't live without gear item: Aviator sunglasses...the sun never sets on cool.
Spirit Animal: I was told by a friend that you cannot pick your own spirit animal. Said friend also said I was a flying squirrel.
Devin Black: 28, Denver, CO
What outdoor activity would you most like to pick up? Climbing. The entire climbing world is foreign to me. But it looks super awesome and rope skills are incredibly useful!
Outdoor bragging right: As a Colorado native, I've skied 15 consecutive months. Not planning on ever stopping!
Favorite camp hack: The old, flannel-in-the-stuff-sack-pillow trick.
Alysa Fritz: 23, Denver, CO
Spirit Animal: My spirit animal would have to be a seat otter. Anytime I go to an aquarium, I sit in front of the sea otter exhibit for hours watching them twirl around.
What's an outdoor activity in which you hope to excel in one day?: Outdoor climbing, bouldering and kayaking!
Nicole Murray: 30, West Milford, NJ
Coolest thing you've done outside this year: 10-day road trip through Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks included a few day hikes, a snowy overnight in Grand Teton, paddle boarding and mountain biking!
Outdoor bragging right: Getting upgraded to pro downhill mountain bike racer!
Favorite camp hack: Banana s'mores.
Jessie Hoyng: 23, Denver, CO
What is your biggest outdoor fear?: Forces of nature. Nature is amazing and incredibly powerful. The possibility of encountering things like avalanches, lightning strikes, extreme changes in weather, etc., out there can be pretty frightening.
Favorite camp hack: Make s'mores with chocolate chip cookies instead of graham crackers. You'll be in for a mind-blowing s'more-gasm.
Brad Surratt: 28, Denver, CO
Can't live without gear item: Eno Hammock....double nest, of course ;)
What is the scariest outdoor experience you've had? While canyoneering in a remote section of Escalante, UT, our primary rope sunk to the bottom of a 15-foot deep "pot hole". After a half hour spent trying to recover it, we had to give up due to risk of hypothermia. We were able to jerry-rig our backup rope with enough pull cord to semi-safely make the descent.
Chelsea Pereira: 33, Point Pleasant, NJ
Cushy cabin or Backcountry Bivvi? I've done many a cold, wet, tent sleeping nights in every season and all across the country, which I have enjoyed. However, I do appreciate a cabin now and again :-)
Favorite Camp Hack: I make my own natural tick repellent spray for myself and my dog from rose geranium oil and coconut oil.
Adam Nubern: 28, Statesboro, GA
What is your biggest outdoor fear? Becoming disabled. Yea, morbid. I really enjoy getting outside and doing sweet stuff. Sometimes my mind races about the "what if". I really respect disabled athletes for overcoming their obstacles and pursuing their dreams given their barriers.
Favorite camp hack: Just learned about this one for all you ladies out there: On car camping trips, bring some kitty litter to stop those frigid morning, hop-out-of-the-tent pee disruptions.
Jen Kates: 36, Denver, CO
True of false? I have traveled to six of the seven continents and have dipped myself in four of the five oceans. If true, which continent and ocean are left to explore?
Can't live without gear item: My four-legged "gear item" on the trails is my trusty rescue pup. He is so motivating, offers free love and helps lug the water supplies up the mountain.
Biggest outdoor fear: Becoming a bear burrito.
Sara Higgins: 31, Boulder, CO
Biggest outdoor fear: You know, they say mountain lions can see us, but we never see them...
Spirit animal: Snow leopard - they are elusive, powerful and if they could ski, I bet they'd crush!
Coolest thing you've done this year: Skiing powder in Japan! Weaving through the beautiful silver birch trees in knee-deep pow with big fluffy flakes dumping on my head...what could be better?! Kanpai!
Tory Voight: 30, San Francisco, CA
Cushy cabin or backcountry bivvi?: Backcountry! I want to work for my experiences and be with people without distraction. I also want to maximize the amount of time I'm outdoors so I can paint and draw the landscape with my portable supplies. I'm indoors enough with my day job.
Can't live without gear item: My red plaid Jetboil :) We tend to have little cooking competitions with our Jetboils and I'd like to think I've won a few times with my stir fry.
Meta Bergwall: 25, Ft. Collins, CO
Favorite camp hack: Pre-made breakfast burritos warmed up over the morning fire.
Coolest thing you've done outside this year: 2015 was full of cool adventures. I bought a mountain bike and dove in head first (mayve too literally sometimes). I traveled to Peru where I hiked the incredible Inca Trail and went swimming in Lake Titicaca - the world's highest navigable lake (~12,500ft). To finish up the year, I completed my first winter summit of a 14er, Mt. Sherman.
Milada Kostalkova: 33, Denver, CO
What's your biggest outdoor fear? Other humans.
Coolest things you've done outside this year: It's hard to pick just one thing since I try to enjoy the outdoors as often as I can, but this year it would have to be hiking the NaPali coast on Kauai. The surroundings were just so different from my usual stomping grounds here in Colorado - humid and jungle-like, with breathtaking views of the ocean and rugged coastline and dotted with hidden beaches. I felt like I was in Jurassic Park!
Andy Meuser: 28, Tacoma, WA
Favorite camp hack: Snickers bar for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. Fantastic glycemic index, easy to eat anywhere, (just make sure you don't break your teeth off on one when you reach for that midnight snack in your tent on a 20-degree night...)
Can't live without gear item: Long underwear! Required for me to survive since I get hypothermic so easily. Everything else is a distant second place. Extra socks, does that count?
Mary Trimble: 24, Denver, CO
Cushy cabin or backcountry bivvy? A little bit of both. It's all about balance, right?
What inspires you most to get outside? People! I want to have as many outdoor experiences as possible and being outside makes me feel wild and free. When I take a deep breath and look around, I get so excited and never want to stop exploring. There is no better way to learn than from the people who are already living the adventures that you aspire to have!
Elizabeth Briggs: 33, Parker, CO
Coolest things you've done outside this year: Competed in the Teeny Weenie Bikini Contest at Copper Mtn for closing day wearing a costume made from duct tape (and took third place!) It was a balmy 19 degrees out and snowing... so I'd say it was definitely one of the coolest things I did - literally!
Current outdoor mission: To summit all of Colorado's 58 fourteeners with my trusty Loki, the husky dog, in tow. We're on track to finish next year and he'll be the first dog in history with documented proof of completion!
Erin Swanson: 31, Steamboat Springs, CO
Outdoor bragging right: I have hiked the salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, went hang gliding in Argentine and dare to sky dive in Hawaii. Also, I've caught a 68-pound salmon in the Patagonian region of Chile!
Spirit Animal: Probably a Moose. They are just so majestic and powerful.
Luke Rein: 22, Bristol, RI
Favorite camp food? Peanut butter - and it has to be good, real, peanut butter. 100% peanuts, unsalted on a blueberry crunch Clif bar. Really fantastic when you've been biking in the rain for 8 hours, or are really cold and don't want to make anything more involved than that.
Outdoor bragging right: Rowing is an outdoor activity, right? I'm a national champion.
Cabin or bivvi? I'll sleep outside, thanks. Or in the back of a Subaru.