I discovered hiking when I was a young adult. As a child, my parents brought us to hiking spots when we were young, but we never really hiked, we just strolled along and stayed close to the parking lot. Only later when my sister brought me hiking in the Adirondacks in upstate NY did I really fall in love with hiking. After that I became an avid hiker. I even worked for a recreational equipment company where I could talk about climbing and hiking all day long. I met my husband because I was looking for a climbing and hiking buddy. Ever since I became a mother my love of hiking has been put on hold. It’s a lot more complicated to leave home for a full day when you are sleep deprived and your baby has to follow feeding and nap schedules.