Since we recently had an influx of followers, I want to take a moment to introduce myself and share the mission of the organization.
My name is Erick, I’m an active duty US Navy Chief who loves hiking, backpacking, & mountaineering, among other things. I find the outdoors very calming and healing, I believe the therapeutic power of nature is very powerful. My mental and physical health have definitely benefited because of the time I have spent in the outdoors.
This year as I was completing the @sixpacksofpeaks challenge, I realized that I needed to share this type of experiences with other service members and veterans in the hope that they too benefit physically and mentally in their own way. I founded Hiking 4 Heroes in order to inspire and empower service members and veterans to opt outside by providing them with resources to do so. As the organization grows, we will be hosting more hikes, backpacking trips, teaching classes and providing gear to service members and veterans at no cost to them in order to facilitate an easier way for them to opt outside.
Thank you to all who have supported the organization so far and I’m grateful for all our followers. Please continue to help us grow and don’t forget to encourage service members and veterans to opt outside!
Founder & President
Hiking 4 Heroes - 17 hours ago