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Inclusivity Outdoors: Resources for Building a More Mindful & Inclusive Outdoor Community

Inclusivity Outdoors: Resources for Building a More Mindful & Inclusive Outdoor Community

Here at the 52 Hike Challenge, we are gifted with a diverse community of hikers (like you!) that come from many different cultures and backgrounds. You are so important to our mission to create a mindful and inclusive space for all. 

In our ongoing efforts to make the outdoors more accessible to everyone, we compiled a list of resources to help you join the inclusivity outdoors movement.

Pandemic Mental Health: The Many Mental Health Benefits Of Hiking

Pandemic Mental Health: The Many Mental Health Benefits Of Hiking

Did you know that hiking can help reduce stress and sadness?

As we continue to adapt to life during a global pandemic, mental health challenges continue to arise. In one way or another, everyone has been affected by COVID-19.

The good news is that we are also discovering a great antidote to pandemic-related stress, anxiety and depression: getting outside.

For centuries, great minds have spoken of the mental health benefits of spending time in nature. Here at the 52 Hike Challenge, we too believe in the healing power of the great outdoors.

In this blog, you will learn how to improve your mental health through hiking regularly - once a week - for a year.

Pride Outside: Connect With These LGBTQIA+ Outdoor Organizations & Individuals

Pride Outside: Connect With These LGBTQIA+ Outdoor Organizations & Individuals

Celebrate Pride Outside! Together let’s make the outdoors more inclusive. In this blog, you will find LGBTQIA+ hikers and outdoor organizations we encourage you to connect with during and after Pride Month. Plus, peek at the new 52 Hike Challenge Limited Edition Pride T-shirt, only available during Pride Month.

National Trails Day®: Give Back To The Trails That Give So Much To You

National Trails Day®: Give Back To The Trails That Give So Much To You

Celebrate National Trails Day with us by taking the #NationalTrailsDay Pledge!

Join 52 Hike Challenge and the American Hiking Society on Saturday, June 5 (National Trails Day 2021) to leave the trail better than you found it. Get tips for your clean-up hike and find out how you can give back to the trails that give so much to you. 

Happy Earth Month 2021! Here’s How You Can Celebrate Earth Day This Year

Happy Earth Month 2021! Here’s How You Can Celebrate Earth Day This Year

April is Earth Month, and Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd.

Now is the perfect time to think about how you can give back to our planet and celebrate Mother Earth.

We know the world still looks a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can’t take part! You can practice Earth appreciation from home or while recreating responsibly.

This year, the theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore the Earth.”

In this blog, you will find ways to educate yourself and take action toward protecting our planet. Plus, you’ll also learn how to practice “Earthing” and get an opportunity to win some eco-minded products!

Keep reading to discover lots of unique ways to connect with Earth this year.

Influential Women In The Wilderness: 52 Hike Challenge Celebrates Women’s History Month

Influential Women In The Wilderness:  52 Hike Challenge Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month!

To celebrate, we are highlighting some of the most influential women in the wilderness. 

Keep reading to learn about Female Founders, Thought Leaders, Community Builders, and Pioneers in the Outdoors.

Your Hiking Guide To Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac: How To Identify, Avoid, And Treat

Your Hiking Guide To Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac: How To Identify, Avoid, And Treat

"Leaves of three, let them be." Find out how to identify poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Learn what to do if you come into contact with a poisonous plant. Find the best products for an allergic reaction to poison ivy, oak, sumac and other outdoor itches.

Diversity In The Outdoors: BIPOC-Led Organizations & BIPOC Hikers Who Inspire Us

Diversity In The Outdoors: BIPOC-Led Organizations & BIPOC Hikers Who Inspire Us

The outdoors should be a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable place for everyone, regardless of the color of their skin.

At the 52 Hike Challenge, we are committed to promoting inclusivity in the outdoors and amplifying the voices of our BIPOC brothers and sisters. We are choosing to do this by spotlighting inspirational BIPOC-led outdoor communities and BIPOC hikers. Hear from each organization and individual in their own voices below.

Read on to find out who we're following and what they're doing to create positive change in the outdoor recreation space.

Accessing Instagram and Facebook Live Chats

Accessing Instagram and Facebook Live Chats

As we continue offering online live chats, we understand it isn't always easy to understand how join us.  First thing to note is these classes are...

11 Simple Ways You Can Celebrate Earth Day Even If You Can’t Go Hiking

11 Simple Ways You Can Celebrate Earth Day Even If You Can’t Go Hiking

Depending on where you live, your local trails might be closed this Earth Day.

And as disappointing as that may be, there are still some small things you can do to feel connected to nature and show your respects. 

Here are 11 things you can do to celebrate Earth Day, even if you can’t go hiking. #idratherbehiking 

Staying Accountable While Taking The 52 Hike Challenge

Staying Accountable While Taking The 52 Hike Challenge

Taking the 52 Hike Challenge journey will be a lot of fun! You’ll get to explore a lot of places and adventure like a kid. However, we know there m...

5 Simple Steps To Shopping In The Bulk Food Section Like A Pro

5 Simple Steps To Shopping In The Bulk Food Section Like A Pro

Shop naked and save the world! By that, we mean shop plastic-free. You can significantly reduce your plastic waste by shopping in the bulk food section. Shopping in the bulk food section will not only help you save money when grocery shopping, but it will dramatically reduce your food packaging waste. Learn the five simple steps to shopping bulk now.