Overcoming Obstacles - Our StoriesOver the past few months, we’ve been hard at work on a series for our blog called Overcoming Obstacles. New topics are posted regularly, and lots of HIB hikers have shared their stories about obstacles that they have overcome through hiking, as well as obstacles that they have overcome in order to join us on hikes. A round up of our Overcoming Obstacles posts are below.

  • 1st Hike is the Hardest – Simply loading up the car and getting to your first hike is the biggest challenge for many hikers.
  • 8 Reasons to Hike In the Rain – Hiking in “weather” can be fun – don’t let a few raindrops stop you!
  • Fear of Myself – Kimberly overcame low self esteem from abusive relationships and has completed many hikes she never thought possible.
  • Finding Balance – Erin struggles with hiking and finding balance… in sometimes funny ways.
  • Mental Toughness – Audrey uses mental toughness to overcome obstacles on the trail.
  • Recovering from Injury & PTSD – After being told “You might never walk again,” B has made great strides in her recovery using hiking as therapy.
  • Social Anxiety – Annie continues to overcome social anxiety to lead hikes and help her son explore the outdoors.

Interested in sharing your story? We’d love to hear from you – please let us know about your obstacles using this form.

Erin PenningsErin Pennings’ main duty in life is making sure that her sweet, but very busy toddler, Emmett, doesn’t dive head first off the highest thing he can climb. She is also an outdoor junkie, formerly avid traveler, animal lover, and a lifestyle blogger who loves food. Follow her adventures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @SalmonAtSeven.


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