This year, HIKEhoppers' mantra is, “Sky above me, Earth below me, Fire within me.” Our team was
drawn to this mantra because each of us has found a fire within ourselves through our time in nature.
Connecting to the great outdoors and “unplugging” has allowed us to go within, find ourselves and leave
the trails feeling a little less stressed and more energized. Our unique experiences has fueled the fire
within us to help others do the same.
The HIKEhoppers community is growing and we couldn’t be more excited! We are inspired by each and
every person that we interact with at our events, on the trails or through social media. We LOVE seeing pictures and hearing personal experiences of how hiking is sparking the fire within. So much so, that we dedicated this month's blogs to featuring some of our followers. I had the pleasure of chatting with Arianna Robbins, a fellow nature junkie and free spirit. We hope Arianna’s energy and advice ignites an interest for those of you who would like to start hiking, or invite you to expand your experiences around hiking.
Arianna, how did your love for hiking start and what does hiking mean to you?
HIKEhopper’s mantra for this year is, Sky Above me, Earth Below me, Fire Within Me. How has hiking sparked the fire within yourself?
I love love love that mantra, btw! I daydream endlessly about all of the things I can do or the places
I can see. The possibilities are endless and that is what fuels my fire, that sense of freedom.
Do you have any advice for those who have wanted to start hiking, or that are just starting to hike?
I recommend all new hikers to take advantage of their local parks and their empty hours of the day!
(Less TV, more time outside) Also, stop making or thinking about reasons why you can't go hiking
and make a list of all the reasons why you can/should.
Take a look at some of the inspiring photos that Arianna has acquired during some of her hiking
Remember, Hiking can be for everyone!