If it's not about the hike...then what is it about?

We are two 50-plus-year-old women who started walking the sidewalks of Keene and ended up climbing the 100 Highest mountains in New England. We thought we were just going out for a hike when we climbed our first mountain. We were wrong. We were beginning the journey of a lifetime.

We have reached the summits of over 225 mountains since 2006, hiking through all four seasons. We have walked more than 1,500 miles and gained over 500,000 feet in elevation. But it's not about the numbers. It's about who we are becoming as we hike. We are discovering the strong courageous determined joyful women inside. Hiking has shown us the way to our hearts and our healing and given us a glimpse of who we really are.

We are ordinary women on an extraordinary journey. This is our story.

Hiking has taught us that much of life's joy comes from sharing the experience. So we have put together a presentation about our journey, and we give it every chance we get. Speaking in public gives us a way to share ourselves with others. Although the presentation is about our personal journey, climbing mountains and overcoming personal obstacles, it has a universal message. We all have our own mountains to climb. If we can do this, you can do this too. Our hope is that our journey might inspire others to climb their own mountain, bringing more blessings into the world.


It's Not About the Hike
Nancy Sporborg & Pat Piper
8 Sugar Maple Lane, Keene, NH 03431
It's Not About the Hike@gmail.com

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