Frequently Asked Questions
We are currently accepting Registrations from both The United Stated & Canada.
No, the Welcome Packet which includes the Patch & Sticker is mailed separately in a standard size envelope.
Under normal circumstances, you should receive both your T-Shirt and Welcome Packet within 10-12 days for the United States and 20-25 days for Canada. However, we have experienced some delays with the Postal Services, so please be patient.
Please check your Spam/Junk/Promotion Folders for emails from: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark the email address as "Not Junk"
No, the Patch & T-Shirt is not required to get started on logging hikes.
Get the Order # from that individual to place on your Log Sheet. If they can not find the order #, they can request it via the contact us form.
The Hiker's 365 Challenge begins when you log your first hike, so start whenever you're ready.
You have two options. Please complete your Log Sheet accordingly.
* September 1st - October 31st
* October 1st - November 30th
One segment of the falls must be at least 5 ft. High.
Our Challenges are on the Honor System. Therefore you get to pick the location.
The hikes/walks need to be with the intention of getting in miles or an adventure and not your regular daily activities. Our challenges are not simply to accumulate miles/steps, so do not count your regular daily activities. As much as we prefer you hike on a dirt trail, we realize that is not always possible. So urban hikes and paved paths are allowed. Our primary goal with our Challenges is to get people outdoors and outside of their own neighborhood/surroundings to enjoy nature while hiking.
Our challenges aren't merely about racking up "Miles/Steps". They're geared towards genuine outdoor hiking experiences. Everyday activities, like strolls to the mailbox or walking to work, or even family outings like visits to Disney, Epcot, zoos, and festivals, should not be counted unless you embarked on them specifically with this challenge in mind. The heart of our Challenges is to encourage participants to venture beyond their local surroundings/neighborhoods and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature through hiking.
Yes, to both Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing! No, to any type of downhill skiing.
The Challenges can be completed on a paved path, using a wheelchair, medical scooter, or other nonmotorized device.
No; on the Hiking Challenges you are required to hike, walk or run. Both feet need to be touching the ground one after the other.
Exceptions: In a wheelchair or medical scooter.
No; the hikes/walks must be outdoors.
No, it just adds to the fun of the Challenge by allowing others to find and share in your adventures.
Yes. We understand some areas may have a limited number of trails, but do try and explore more options. Use an app such as all trails to find places near by.
No, not as long as you have a way to track the mileage. Just list them as "unnamed" on the Log Sheet.
Yes, you can share miles from the seasonal Hiking Challenges (Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter) and the Waterfall Chaser Challenge with the Hiker's 365 Challenge. If you do the Fall 50 Challenge during Oct. - Nov. you can share the Nov. miles with the Winter 100.
We are a family-owned business; we are not a non-profit. Both my wife and I are hiker enthusiasts who love the outdoors. This is our way of not only encouraging others to get outdoors and appreciate nature but a way to give back to the hiking community by planting trees. We do not give out financial information, but the registration fee covers marketing, the cost of goods, operating expenses, the planting of trees and a lot of love (labor) that goes into it.
Absolutely! We have teamed up with onetreeplanted.org to have a tree planted for every completed log sheet we receive. We ask that they are planted in one of our National Forests, but we leave it up to them to determine which forest and what type of tree based on the current need.