I started hiking when I was young. I was blessed to have my Dad not only take me hiking at a young age, but also teach me the basics of the outdoors. Even before I could walk my parents took me hiking as I straddled a pack designed for infants. As a teenager, he got me into the Boy Scouts. Some of my fondest memories were spent camping with my Dad on a scout outing or Camporee. Vacations for my family were spent at State Parks throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Hiking has always been a time for me to get out and away from everything, to shut out the world and connect with what matters.
The outdoors brings people together in a community, with a common interest but diverse backgrounds, ages, cultures, and upbringing.
The outdoors has always been a time for me to disconnect, and connect with my faith away from the distractions of the modern world and society. It’s where I go for peace, to de-stress, un-clutter the mind, and to listen to the voice of God.
My goal at HBF Outdoors is to give back to others so they too can benefit from the outdoors for overall health (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual).