That's the importance of the gemba in continuous improvement. But I came across a post on GovLoop (social knowledge network for all things government) that caused me to look at it from another angle.
The post was about a few cities advertising a series of mayor's walks. One function was improved fitness levels for the participants. Another was the ability to experience things first hand and gain a better perspective of what's going on. But the final benefit listed was the chance to build community with others while walking around the town.
By going to the gemba by yourself you might increase your understanding and get better at problem solving. However, if you take others with you on your walk, you could potentially gain so much more. Give it a try and I'll keep yourself from putting process over people.