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A B R I E F H I S T O RY
The idea started sometime in 2012. There were two groups
that were both popular at the time. One was TEDx, which
offered participants the chance to meet other creative
entrepreneurial types. We would get together to watch
inspiring videos as well as organize local events featuring
dynamic, interesting speakers. The other was hiking Meetups,
which were attracting thousands to sign up for daily and
weekend hikes in the Sacramento foothills, Bay Area and
beyond. One provided great ideas and a positive open-
minded experience with creative and intelligent people. The
other provided scenery, great views, camaraderie, a challenge
as well as the opportunity to get in shape and lose weight.
I thought, why not combine the two.
A N D …
There is no doubt that groups of people already go out
on hikes, runs or bike rides to work on ideas. But, this
would be different — better organized, deliberately
divergent, utilizing the latest information on creativity,
brainstorming, cross-pollination and an actual
curriculum to get people talking, thinking and using
constructive targets for what to accomplish on each hike.
We would plan events for CEOs, visionaries, startups or
corporate or organizational departments, whereby
facilitators would guide members on a day hike to get
people out of “ruts” or to open up new pathways for
personal or group discovery. Set this in places like
Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles or any major
urban area, and you have a great recipe for full
participation and action!
T H E T I M I N G M A K E S S E N S E
• The Bay Area offers easy access to dozens if
not hundreds of trails, all within 30 minutes to
an hour from urban areas.
• A thriving, energetic startup and innovation
culture in the Bay Area.
• Wearable tech is on the rise and shows no
signs of going away.
• With apps like Evernote / audio & video
recording apps, it may not be too long before
entire workdays get moved to inspiring
W O R K S PA C E I S C H A N G I N G
The last decade saw a rise
in co-op and even
proving that people want
new, more inspiring places
to get work done –-
perhaps even changing the
very definition of what
Plain and simple, no one wants to die from
heart attacks, diabetes, strokes or obesity
related problems. Sitting at desks all day
long restricts blood flow, stiffens muscles
and leads to back problems. We need a
solution and this one just makes sense!
Groups like those with PTSD are
using hiking to help them deal with
H E A LT H
• Basic idea generation, startup discussion
• Cross-fit sessions with brainstorming breaks
• Hiking / beach sessions
• Camping / hiking with structured facilitation
• Hikes with different themes, e.g., comedy,
philosophy, acting, business strategy, book
clubs, music, art, meditation, motivation,
emotional intelligence, app development,
engineering, writing, etc.
• Professional development workshops
Limitless Combination of Activities
B E N E F I T S T O M E M B E R S
• Improved health, i.e., possible weight loss, endurance,
stamina, muscle tone, improved cardio-vascular system, etc.
• Meeting like-minded, creative, intelligent and fellow health-
• Promotion of ideas, companies, causes, etc., either on hikes,
through social media channels, YouTube, etc.
• Generating better ideas through cross-pollination and
random interaction with people of different professions /
• Recruiting team members / Co-founders and prospective
employees in a stress-free and healthy environment
• Testing out wearable technology and a possible alternative to
typical office work environments
I D E A S I N M O T I O N
Weekly upload of videos from monologues
as well as trail, car and workspace
interviews with innovators, visionaries,
artists, thinkers, fitness gurus and….