Meet Selina Scott from Hike it Baby Portland. She entered her daughter, Renee in the March HIB30 Challenge by logging 26.57 Miles and 804 Minutes and won Bollé Sunglasses for her entire family!
Tell us about your favorite hike in the world!
Pre-baby, we hiked to the Lake Agnes tea house above Lake Louise. It was a beautiful hike, and we got to hear the rumble of distant avalanches!
Favorite Hike it Baby moment so far?
We went on the Farm it Baby hike and Renee got to feed grass to a horse, right out of her hand! She was beyond excited.
What is the best advice for a new hiking family?
Just get out there and do it!! You don’t need every gadget or have to pack the kitchen sink to be out on a trail for an hour or two.
What are your hiking goals for 2015?
I have a soft goal to do all 30 miles of the Wildwood trail, but mostly I just want to keep getting out there, trying new hikes when I can.
What is a hiking/outdoors accomplishment with baby that you are most proud of?
Knowing it’s going to start pouring rain and going out for a walk anyway. Also, the 4.8 mile forest park hike I did last month with Renee in the pack. It was the longest she had ever been in the pack (2.5 hrs) and we both did great!
Why is it important to you to have your kiddo out in nature?
I want to make sure my children have the same connection with nature that I have, the same exposure to the natural world.
What kind of gear do you always suggest people get?
A really good frame backpack, especially if you want to do long distances.
How has Hike it Baby influenced other aspects of your life?
We spend much more time outside than we used to!
What did you win? How stoked are you about it? How will you use it!?
Bolle sunglasses for the family!! So super excited because both my husband and I need new sunglasses 🙂
Special Thank You to our HIB30 partners at Bollé for the awesome prize!!! Remember, to win you have to join the Challenge coming up in June!!