Lead a Hike Winner  Jennifer CampbellHello Hikers! Meet Jennifer Campbell. She won a prize from our sponsors at SmartWool for leading a hike in the month of May. She hikes with her kiddos, Amy 3 and Thomas 1, with Hike it Baby Houston.

Tell us about your favorite trail!
From being a kid I have enjoyed green spaces in 47 of our great 50 states and have many favorites that I look forward to sharing with my children. For now though, I love the trails at the Houston Arboretum because they are a hidden nature oasis so close to downtown. While enjoying the trails you would never believe that you are 10 minutes from such a large city; you feel like you could be worlds away and it is a great place for kid exploration.

What inspired you to lead your first HIB hike?
I started hiking with HIB Houston at the very first hike for our branch and realized this group was exactly what I was looking for and needed! With a colicky 4 month old and a two year old, I needed a reason to get out and moving. I also wanted our branch to succeed and wanted to help change the perception that Houston is not an outdoorsy city because it truly is. My favorite question is “Where do you hike in Houston?”

What is the funniest thing that has happened on the trail with baby in tow?
I was recently leading a hike and as we were gathering, my daughter (2 almost 3), got excited as people showed up and said “It’s my Hike it Baby friends, hi everyone, let’s do a welcome circle!” It made me giggle! They are truly sponges and she must hear me say that a lot! If only I could teach her how to post to the calendar!

If you had to describe being a member of HIB in 3 words what 3 words would you use?
Only 3?!? LOVE.THIS.GROUP There really are no words to describe how I feel being part of this group and how it has affected my life!

Tell us about your prize and what you plan to do with it!!
I am so excited about the SmartWool Hoodie and can’t wait to rock it all winter here in Texas! I love hooded long sleeves and it will be perfect to wear out on a hike!

Remember, you can’t be entered to win monthly drawn prizes if you don’t submit a hike! Thank you to our partners at SmartWool for the awesome prize!

Lead a Hike Winner  Jennifer Campbell

6 thoughts on “Lead a Hike Winner – Jennifer Campbell

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    lori

    Jennifer is an awesome branch leader and this group has really been a lifesaver for me and my 11 month old daughter. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to this group! We look forward to each and every hike…and mom’s night out ☺

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    lori

    Jennifer is an awesome branch leader and this group has really been a lifesaver for me and my 11 month old daughter. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to this group! We look forward to each and every hike…and mom’s night out ☺

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    Kate

    Hello,
    I am a member of HIB in Denver area. I was wondering what kind of carrier do you use for your 3 year old? I am looking for one for a toddler.
    Thank you.

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      Shanti Hodges

      Hi Kate, we use Onya Baby’s for hike it Baby because they allow you to have a little one and carry up until they are 4-5 for quick bits on long hikes. We can get Jennifer to answer more on her thoughts on the carriers if you want.

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    Kate

    Hello,
    I am a member of HIB in Denver area. I was wondering what kind of carrier do you use for your 3 year old? I am looking for one for a toddler.
    Thank you.

    • Shanti Hodges
      Shanti Hodges

      Hi Kate, we use Onya Baby’s for hike it Baby because they allow you to have a little one and carry up until they are 4-5 for quick bits on long hikes. We can get Jennifer to answer more on her thoughts on the carriers if you want.

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