In today's busy high technological world we are seeing an increase in a disconnect between humans and the natural world. Many of us, including our youth, are spending considerably less time in nature than decades past. The author Samuel Johnson stated, "Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness." New research is beginning to support Johnson's quote as scientists begin to link the natural world to our overall mental health and happiness.
We at HIKEhoppers have felt this disconnection, as many of you may have also. As we started the MN Hiking Club and MN Passport Club we began to see the benefits of reconnecting with nature. We felt our bodies getting stronger, we were able to de-stress faster, and we began to feel more balanced. Hiking became a "Chicken Soup" for our souls.
As we hiked, we joined others; As we talked, others joined us. This inspired all of us to create a community of people committed to building a strong community organization, which connects people to nature through experiences in nature.
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As we hike, we join others. As we learn about each other, we invest in new relationships. As we create new relationships we are inspired by others. Together we are connecting to nature through experiences in nature. Come Join Us!