Thanks all for answering and boosting - I guess I thought there is more in terms of themed instances out there.
Maybe they're out there, but they are pretty smol and not easily discoverable?
I will share the recommendations from here, hopefully they'll be able to find some place to call their fedi home 😃
@FredBednarski curious as well. I came across one before but cant seem to find it at the moment. I want to say it had a ".camp" TLD.
@FredBednarski It's not strictly outdoorsy, but I see a lot of nature photos from photog.social, so there's certainly an intersection there.
@elb Thank you Ethan. So far this instance is the best suited for what they are looking for -- I think.
They are looking for a smaller instance of like-minded peeps where they can talk about hikes and such. This seems very much like it could be such place.
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