Winner Profile  Rachel Delisle (1)Meet Rachel and Savannah from Hike it Baby Anchorage.  They entered the HiB30 March Challenge and won a Wiz Headlamp from Black Diamond!  Congratulations!

 

Tell us about your favorite hike in the world
Hike in to Honeymoon beach at St John USVI

Favorite Hike it Baby moment so far?
The first time my daughter and I got out of the car and her and another toddler recognized each other and they walked towards each other excited to hang out. So cute.

What is the best advice for a new hiking family?
Just go. Don’t overthink things,especially when hiking with HIB. If you’ve forgotten something or need help, someone will step up. You will be comfortable in no time, and soon you’ll be the one helping the “new mom”. 🙂

What are your hiking goals for 2015?
To explore and see as much of Alaska as possible.

Got a favorite trail trick?
When the trail is real steep and I get intimidated, instead of looking up at the summit I concentrate on looking just a few feet ahead or to the sides. This gets me up the incline in no time 🙂

Why is it important to you to have your kiddo out in nature?
I want Savannah to have an appreciation for the outdoors and to be comfortable in any situation. My parents weren’t “outdoorsy” but sports and horses kept me outside–and I hope she will find hobbies and interests that keep her outside. It’s so important for mental and physical health I believe.

What kind of gear do you always suggest people get?
Good shoes

How has Hike it Baby influenced other aspects of your life?
Most of my friends are part of HIB. As a military spouse I am used to moving around and making new friends. I always have tried to make a lot of local friends and to get out and enjoy where we are. Pre baby my job was a great source for meeting new people, so staying home was a big adjustment. Meeting new mommys with similar interests and dealing with similar issues has been so awesome. It has definitely made me a better mommy, and a healthier and stronger mom as well. I honestly can’t imagine not havingy my HIB family.

What did you win? How stoked are you about it? how will you use it!?
We won a kids headlamp. It is super cute :), and works great. Savannah will get a lot of use out of it this winter–especially in alaska with our dark winters.

Special thanks to our HIB30 partner Black Diamond for the awesome headlamp!  Remember, to win cool prizes, enter the June HiB30 Challenge!  Today is the last day to enter!

Winner Profile  Rachel Delisle (2)

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