Year in Review: Woah Mappy!

Holy moly, what a year! We had over 45 different Mappy Hour’s in 11 cities throughout North America AND 1,509 outdoor enthusiasts (read: you!) joined us IN PERSON to hear from inspiring speakers and find adventure buddies.


We also had people from 3 different chapters join together for a ski trip in April, made a brand spankin’ new Mappy Hour T, and got a pretty awesome shout-out in Outside Mag.


HIGH FIVES  to our chapter leaders and pop-up hosts who made these events (see the oh-so-awesome list below) possible including:


Fist BUMPS to all of our amazing speakers for bringing your knowledge and enthusiasm to your local community. And finally, thank you to ALL of you for joining in, bringing your own maps, stories, ideas, and questions to help build these communities.

The 2017 Mappy Hour List


NYC: Exploring NYC with the Natural Areas Conservancy


DEN: Fresh Snow Technology

Photo: Alan Westman


YYC February: Laval St. Germain


NYC: Finding Trails and Leading New Ones: Black Leadership in the Outdoors

Mappy Hour NYC Threes 5


ATX: Bike Commute Austin | Everything You Need to Know


DEN: Black History of Climbing and Mountaineering


DC: Diversifying Outdoor Adventure


ATX: SXSW Mappy Hour with Nomadic Matt


DEN: How to Have a Lot of Fun Outdoors Without Being Strong or Good at Anything


NYC: Adventure Photography with Instagrammer John Suhar


DC: Get Your Hands Dirty


YYC with Jon Turk + Ski Fernie

DEN: Put A Pack On It!


DC: Hiking With Your Four-Legged Friends


Hiking Near NYC without a car


NYC: Fly Fishing in the Catskills


DEN: Fly Fishing Tips for the Front Range


Mappy Hour DC: Mountain Biking


OutdoorFest 2017: Mappy Hour I with Photographer Natasha Shapiro

OutdoorFest 2017: Mappy Hour II with naturalist and artist Ken Chaya

YYC Mappy Hour with radio host Fraser Tuff

 Mappy Hour DC: Better Trip Photos


DC: Gather Round the Campfire

DEN: Classic Round Table

PHL: Pop-Up Garden

NYC: Urban Astronomy




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SPR:  The Trails of the Ozarks


DC: Exploring the Anacostia

NYC: United by Blue Hudson River Clean Up

DC: Fly Fishing with Filson

DEN: Hike, New Terrain, Near Golden!


Fall Foliage and Where To Find it Near NYC


The LGBTQ Community and the Outdoors

ATX: Beyond the Greenbelt | Best Hiking in Texas


DET: Ice Climbing in Michigan


NYC: Haunted Halloween Headlamp Hike

DEN: Public Lands Are Under Attack!

DC: Far Away Places, Virtual Reality and Adventure

ATL: Adventure Writer Charles Bethea and Adventure Photographers Chris McClure and Justin Weaver


NYC: Ready to Ski and Ride?

LAX: Pop-Up Mappy Hour with Best Made: Trail Running and Photography

SPR: Orienteering & Map Skills


NYC: Giving Circle with STOKED

SPR: Winter Hiking & Survival Skills

DEN: Giving Circle with Cottonwood Institute


Mappy Hour DC Holiday Party: Expedition Climbing + Mappy Gives Back


YYC: A Night with Visual Storyteller & Outdoor Adventurer – Dax Justin


 Header photo by Alan Westerman

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