Congratulations to Kristi from Hike it Baby, Portland! She won a jacket extender cover-up donated by our own Jeri Collins from Hike it Baby, Anchorage!! Her son, Louis competed in the March HIB30 Challenge to win this awesome prize!

Winner Profile - Kristi Klenk (1)

Tell us about your favorite hike in the world!
“There are just so many in Oregon!….Silver Falls, Smith Rock State Park, Mirror Lake Trail to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, basically everything in the Columbia Gorge.”

Favorite Hike it Baby moment so far?
“Making lovely friends!”

What is the best advice for a new hiking family?
“I’m still taking advice from others! :)”

What are your hiking goals for 2015?
“Plan some camping and hiking adventures for the summer.”

What is a hiking/outdoors accomplishment with baby that you are most proud of?
“The first time I nursed while hiking when my son was in the Ergo carrier.”

Why is it important to you to have your kiddo out in nature?Winner Profile - Kristi Klenk (2)
“I can’t think of a better way to spend time together as a family than on an adventure in nature.
I hope that he will enjoy, respect, and therefore care for natural spaces as he gets older.
His grandparents and great grandparents were nature lovers…I hope he feels connected to them when outside just as I do.”

What kind of gear do you always suggest people get?
“I haven’t yet. We’re still trying to figure out what is most comfortable for us.”

How has Hike it Baby influenced other aspects of your life?
“I feel strong, happy and healthy….that impacts everything.”


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