52 Hike Challenge Finisher Stories

Finisher Feature - Becky Gerspacher: 52 Hike Hikes 40!

Finisher Feature - Becky Gerspacher: 52 Hike Hikes 40!

I wanted to do 52 hikes before 40! I'm now at 53 hikes 2 month before my 40th bday! I love the challenge and didn't let anything get in my way and...

Finisher Highlights - October 2020

Finisher Highlights - October 2020

Julia Hipp, AKA Pigtails “Julia "Pigtails" Hipp finished her first 52 Hike Challenge at the age of 4 on August 17, 2020 logging 186.68 miles. She ...

Finisher Feature - Katrina Stewart: Hiking Through Life's Unexpected Challenges

Finisher Feature - Katrina Stewart: Hiking Through Life's Unexpected Challenges

"2020 was a challenging year for the world, and myself personally. In the middle of the pandemic, I was unjustly fired from my job of 22 years. Th...

Finisher Feature - John Hanson: Hiking with Intention

Finisher Feature - John Hanson: Hiking with Intention

"When I signed up to participate in the challenge in December of 2019, I had no idea that much of my challenge would take place during a global pan...

Finisher Feature - Katherine Shiomoto: Hiker Turned Backpacker

Finisher Feature - Katherine Shiomoto: Hiker Turned Backpacker

"I have always loved the outdoors. Now I have added backpacking to my outdoor hiking. Being outside during the global pandemic, particularly in th...

Finisher Feature - Jeremy Paskins: A Single Dad's Journey

Finisher Feature - Jeremy Paskins: A Single Dad's Journey

"As a single dad of two little girls, I struggled with depression and finding the motivation to get out of the house. Even as a kid, I found that...

National Parks Series Finisher Feature: John Graves

National Parks Series Finisher Feature: John Graves

For the past five years, I've been completing the 52 Hike Challenge.  The first three years, I completed the "Original 52 Hike Challenge."  Then I ...

Finisher Feature - Lindsay Everhart: Hiking to Gain Confidence and Self-Love

Finisher Feature - Lindsay Everhart: Hiking to Gain Confidence and Self-Love

"On Oct. 1, 2017 I was at the Route 91 concert in Las Vegas where the deadliest mass shooting took place. I had to run for my life and I saw and fe...

Finisher Feature - Nicole Maddox: 52 Pregnancy Hikes

Finisher Feature - Nicole Maddox: 52 Pregnancy Hikes

"I have always loved hiking but this challenge really cemented how much I value the outdoors and exploring new trails and places. It was one of th...

Finisher Feature - Renae Midkiff: Family Bonding Through The 52 Hike Challenge

Finisher Feature - Renae Midkiff: Family Bonding Through The 52 Hike Challenge

"I did this challenge with my family. A hike only counted if all 4 of use were together. My husband and I love hiking together, but we didn't hi...