There is no better time than Now to be Outdoors!
"Research shows that hiking has a positive impact on combating the symptoms of stress and anxiety," says Gregory A. Miller, PhD, president of the American Hiking Society. "Being in nature is ingrained in our DNA, and we sometimes forget that."
We have completed four of the challenges and had so much fun finishing them. We have been places we would have never been and done things we would not have done if we had not been working on a challenge. We have never camped in the winter but we did this year. We woke up to snow on the ground and 21 degrees and still completed 9.3 miles that day. We are excited about our next challenge!
As someone who loves to be outside and in nature, these challenges give an extra push to do so. Being given a challenge to complete while doing what I love makes it all the more fun. People have seen me in the #fall50challenge shirt and the #WaterfallChaserChallenge and they have started conversations and inspired others to get out there too. Having the buttons on my pack is nice too, It’s a good sense of accomplishment, and a push to keep going.
This challenge was definitely something I took up to challenge and motivate myself! I absolutely loved it, only being able to hike weekends I really had to make sure I was getting outside and getting my miles in. I was proud to be able to hit 50 miles a week before the due date! I can’t wait to see what other challenges I can participate in, I definitey recommend any of these challenges!
I am so glad that my daughter and I joined the challenge last year! She was so proud of herself when we finished! She still talks about how much fun it was and it gave her such confidence by having that goal and crushing it. Can’t wait till this years challenge!
I really had fun doing the fall challenge! Even though I was not able to complete it, I did enjoy hiking new trails and getting as far as I did!!! Will definitely do it again this year!
It was great accepting this challenge and keep ourself motivated to get outside. I was fairly new for the outdoor stuff and this challenge boosted my energy level to keep going. Highly recommend to the new folks who are willing to start the outdoor!
I enjoyed accepting and successfully completing the challenge. It also helped me meet another goal of at least 365 miles hiked last year (actually, I finished at 410)!
The Fall 50 really got me out and exploring places that I usually wouldn’t. Loved the challenge and really loved the shirt!
The Waterfall Chaser Challenge is the first Adventure Challenge that I have participated in. I really enjoyed this challenge because, while I am an avid hiker and waterfall chaser, it pushed me to broaden my focus to new falls in the surrounding states........