It’s time to get ready for our next Hike it Baby 30 Challenge! This September, join us in the challenge to hike 30 miles in 30 days or get outside 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week.
Families have a fantastic time getting outside together and hiking during the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge. Below, past Challengers share their favorite memories, photos, accomplishments, and personal goals.
“Our first trail hike as a family of four during Hike it Baby 30 November 2015. We set out just going as far as we could and ended up with 6 miles.” – Denise Hirn
“Hike it Baby 30 November 2015, hiked 3 miles with my 30 pound 19 month old on my back–4 days overdue with my youngest. This hike challenged me yet made me feel great and accomplished. Not to mention the sense of community it brought, everyone checking to make sure I was good and comfortable. It welcomed fall and my new little one, it was my last hike before I had Mark! This leaf was bigger than my 9+ month baby belly!!” – Corie Reeves
“My favorite is when I went with Walter Payton Edwards and Leslie Talarico all the way up to angel’s rest and had to book it back to make sure I made the second hike with BriAnne Hiatt! I did 7 miles that day. But that was also the challenge I lost 11lbs on. I looked so good guys, that a couple weeks later I found out I was pregnant.” – Ashley Scheider
“My 2nd fav was actually kinda awful. Me and a friend signed up for HiB30 then both kids contracted hand foot mouth the first week!! We did a HFM hike and ended up having the best time.” – Ashley Scheider
“HiB30 made me crave being outdoors. I liked being outside before, but I could also spend a day being a couch warrior. Now, I begin to get antsy if I have to stay inside all day. We did 50 miles for our first challenge, and that’s my goal for this time around too.” – Adrienne Brand
“My favorite memory is from HIB30 September 2015. I was visiting my family in Catania, Italy with my 1 year old, Mia. I took the challenge as a motivation to hike the beautiful places I grew up around and that I had not really ever explored. On this particular day I was able to convince my mom and 9 yo niece to come along. The trail picked on Mt. Etna was not well marked and we ended up hiking 4 miles instead of 2 with an elevation that I was not used to hike ( I live in Virginia Beach!). We still had a lot of fun and we enjoyed the most beautiful views! It was a great accomplishment!” – Elena Bersani
“We kicked off our HIB30 April challenge by doing a special ladies day hike up Rattlesnake Ledge near North Bend, Wa. These little ladies (who share a birthday and are kindred spirits!) got in their first 5 miles while we, the mommas, worked hard getting up top where we enjoyed lunch and breathtaking views. It was such a special kick off for us, especially as my and my girls’ first 30 challenge (only the youngest sis got miles in this day though)! This hike now means so much to me because of these amazing women, we can’t wait to take the girls up again!” – Tara Rittenhouse
“This was the last challenge…. the day we hit 30 and realized we could push for 40! I feel like very challenge I push myself a little harder and in turn my son shows me his love for nature. It’s inspiring and empowering! This challenge we’re shooting for 45!!!!!” – Amanda Gulliford
“It was our second month of being a branch, which really forced me to get out and get hikes on the calendar every day and help our branch grow. I ended up hiking 60 miles that month (including dog walks), I also lost a bunch of the baby weight.” – Keira Berger
“Having my 16 mo hit 32 miles in foot in the April 2016 challenge all driven by him – he wanted to walk 4 times a day! Oh and I got 130! We LOVE challenges!” – Lindsay Robinson
“Hike it Baby 30 November 2015, I had just met these women through HiB, I joined HiB the summer of 2015. We all had just had our babies that spring/summer and were bonding over breastfeeding and mom life. I felt so incredibly lucky to have these wonderful women in my life. I’ve always had a hard time making friends and they all accepted me and cared for me and wanted to be around me! I was ecstatic! I was becoming very active in my branch and hosting lots of hikes. This was the most active outdoors that I’d ever been in my life. What a wonderful organization HiB is, you all have given me so much!” – Heather Edwards
“The September 2016 HiB30 marks one year of challenges for my family. This picture is from my son’s first trail hike on his own two feet! He hiked 7 miles that month and we did 52.5 miles as a family. We set a different goal each challenge and always look forward to the start of a challenge month!” – Nicholl Summers