52 Challenge Finisher Stories

Our challengers have shared their stories with us about how the 52 Hike Challenge has changed their life. 

Featured Testimonials

"When I finished my 52 Hike Challenge I felt incredibly accomplished. I felt like for the first time in my life I started using my time to do something that was just for me. I must say that the biggest accomplishment comes after you finish. Since finishing my challenge I have done and decided to do so many things I would've said no to in the past. This challenge CAN do so many things for you besides getting 'fit'. It can heal you. It can empower you. It can make you push yourself and reach higher than you ever thought possible."

-Nicole Brown, Founder of Women Who Hike

"What a journey this has been. 29 weeks... 29 weeks it took me to complete the #52HikeChallenge. 29 weeks in which I learned about nature, the environment, & survival in the wilderness, but most importantly, about myself, my happiness, and what drives me internally. 29 of the most peaceful, satisfying, and happiest weeks of my life. 29 weeks in which I rediscovered myself through every hike, every mountain, every view, and every challenge I overcame. I faced my biggest fears, I accomplished things that seemed impossible to the old me, and most of all, I learned to be me, and no one else… I wanted to build a life I didn't need a vacation from. And hiking has given me that and much more.

Nathalie Gallon, Co-founder of Tough Women Only

Finisher Feature - Cheryl Formont: I'd Rather Be Hiking

Finisher Feature - Cheryl Formont: I'd Rather Be Hiking

"I started the 52 Hike Challenge after seeing a sticker on another hiker’s water bottle and decided to look into it! Before I knew it...

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Finisher Highlights - November 2020

Finisher Highlights - November 2020

Maridy Carpenter “Being out on the trail is a time when I can just unplug from the stresses of life and enjoy the beauty around...

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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...

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Please fill out the finisher form to tell us about your 52 Hike journey!