I'm interested in a meet up, but have no desire to organize such a thing. There's too many choices in places to have a meet. But maybe regionalized ride togethers would be a lot easier. I would like to do a Hood summer trip too. But so many resorts to visit in the west... Baker, Hood, Snoqualmie, Bachelor, Tahoe, SLC, Colorado, Montana, etc. Then add in all the backcountry areas, my head is going to explode. Plus, I also work freelance / contractor work and never know when/if I'm working very far in advance.
Mixie and I carpooled, rode, etc. to Mammoth and Bear/SS a few times last season. I'm sure she'd agree the more the merrier, if people want to share rides, split gas / accommodations for local so cal day trips or overnighters to Mammoth or Tahoe. Since there seems to be a few socal people on here, would make sense.