In 2020, we were in the midst of our first year of parenthood. To ensure we were still getting out, I created a challenge for myself (and why the heck not include the Gear Hut community as well... hello content!) It was GREAT! We explored so many new local trails, some that are now our go-to favorites, like Oxbow Nature Preserve! This past year has been a one of BIG CHANGES for us at the shop, and we spent A LOT more time behind the desk/computer than we dreamed of... and while we encourage smart mental health practices for our team, we slacked off in that department ourselves.
So, we're bringing back #52RenoHikes again for 2023. (So you can hold us accountable for going outside, for doing what we love, what ignited our passion for starting the shop in the first place). Are you IN with us? The goal? Get outside at least once a week for some sort of outdoor recreation of your choosing. If you get stale or need inspiration, we're here for ya! Every week, we'll be sharing our adventures AND we'll publish a list of suggested hikes each month as well!
TRAILS AND PARKS TO EXPLORE IN RENO THIS JANUARY Huffaker Hills Trailhead we are in the process of adopting this park! It's one of our favorites, with 365 panoramic views). Hidden Valley Regional Park, if you're lucky, the wild horses will be out! Oxbow Nature Preserve, a beautiful urban oasis at the end of Dickerson.
Truckee River Path, mostly paved and runs the whole distance of Reno/Sparks, giving you lots of options to hop on and explore!
Follow along and send our insta post to a friend that needs to commit to getting away from their WFH desk. Take a walking lunch! Get outside! There are no rules... take the challenge as you choose!
Tag us along the way, using @gearhutreno and #52RenoHikes... if you join in EVERY week, there may be a little reward for ya next December!
In 2020, Gear Hut customer Christa used the challenge as motivation to explore Nevada! She donated her reward to a non-profit at the end of the year!
"We'd like the feature the amazing @christasadventures who completed our #52RenoHikes journey, tagging us the whole year through, as she explored and hiked each week. We surprised her with a $52 gift card prize, and she surprised us by donating the $52 towards the account of one of our non-profits, the Reno Trib of @first_descents. We have the most amazing community of adventurers ❤️."