How my Hiking Career Began

Updated: May 5



In February 2003 I started a hiking group. 


When I was 47 years old I decided I was going to be a hiking guide, even though I was barely acquainted with any trails in the Wasatch Mountains and I wasn’t in good physical shape.


That didn’t stop me.  I found a few people to start hiking with.  I was very slow and had to stop and breathe often. 


I wasn’t good at anything that had to do with hiking but I had tenacity and determination!  I believed I could get better at this sport so I just stuck with it week after week. More people slowly started joining me and my hiking group began to grow.  So did my ability to hike. I discovered more trails. I developed what I call “hiking legs”. Not once did I ever imagine that it would lead to a full time hiking and outdoor adventure career.


I looked ahead one week at a time and just kept on hiking. 


Hiking is not really the hard part.  Showing up is the hardest part. Once you show up, everything else is a piece of cake because in our adventure group you have lots of choices - you can hike slow, hike fast, hike for a few minutes or hike for a few hours.  Once you start to meet people and make friends it becomes very fun and easy to do! 


It’s really all about the social and emotional needs that are being met. The physical needs are taken care of automatically. Before you know it you've hiked several miles! 


This is the same formula we have developed for every outdoor adventure we offer, no matter what sport, activity or outing it is!


I hope you will join us soon.  You will meet some of the most incredible people ever!  I am extremely blessed to have found so many kind, caring, friendly outdoor adventure enthusiasts who have a positive energy about them. 


Come and see for yourself and join us often.


I look forward to meeting you!


Sheryl


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