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
YYC February: Laval St. Germain
NYC: Finding Trails and Leading New Ones: Black Leadership in the Outdoors
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
YYC with Jon Turk + Ski Fernie
DC: Hiking With Your Four-Legged Friends
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
PHL: Pop-Up Garden
SPR: The Trails of the Ozarks
DC: Exploring the Anacostia
NYC: United by Blue Hudson River Clean Up
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
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