I'll keep an eye out for that kind of opportunity. There were only four of us this week. The other three are totally awesome (but there are other awesome people, too). It turns out they all hike, but none of us are big hikers locally. I'd love to meet some hikers that hike like me.
I think some others from the group are doing an upcoming 20K. I am, too, so maybe that's a chance to expand how I know them.