We create a supportive and safe way for experienced and inexperienced adventure enthusiasts to put their feet on the ground and embark in outdoor exploration that will be both challenging and rewarding.
You will do more than go on a journey as you conquer fears, you will fulfill yourself with a sense of accomplishment.
We will walk you through pre trip preparation and guide you every step of the way by teaming you up with an Adventure Leader committed to making your trip the experience of a lifetime.
I hiked with TJ in December 2014 at a weight loss camp. I was very out of shape and over weight and unhealthy. Hiking never even crossed my mind. My dad had been hiking with TJ all week and signed me up for an EXTRA CHALLENGE hike. I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect and scared for my dad who has balance troubles. TJ was EXCEPTIONAL! She was not just there supporting my dad and ensuring his safety every step of the way but she was encouraging and teaching our group to make it to the Sandstone peak. As we were making our way to the top I froze from fear of the height (I had never been afraid of heights) but TJ helped me physically and mentally. Something I will never forget is when she said to me ” you can do this…you’ll never forgive your self if you don’t take this opportunity.” She was right…This new challenge would have never sparked my interest and my new found love would not have been discovered. This September we are challenging ourselves to Mt Whitney and when I reach that summit I can add a special thanks to TJ!!! Hands down TJ is the best!
When I was first introduced to hiking, I didn’t like it at all. But after 20 years of overwork and little physical activity, I was trying to get into shape. A few people told me about Half-Dome in Yosemite and I decided I would make it my fitness goal to climb it in six months. TJ Hiker and her excellent staff of hiking guides were strongly recommended to me for training. I knew very little about endurance hiking, but by training with TJ and her guides, I learned everything from the best equipment to buy to how to conserve energy by stepping smarter. But most importantly, I was inspired to change how I felt about myself and what I was capable of doing in life. I received so much encouragement that my life was completely changed forever. Not only did I climb Half-Dome, but six months after that I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. And now I’m on my way to Machu Picchu in Peru. These are all adventures that I have signed up for and trained with TJ Hiker that I previously would have never thought were possible for me to achieve. For anyone who wants to hike and explore the world, but never thought they could or don’t know where to start, TJ Hiker is a great resource. There are hiking weekends, equipment seminars and hiking trips to amazing places. All with other people who love to hike. And the best thing about TJ Hiker is you don’t outgrow what there is to try. Now that I feel so much more confident about hiking, I’m going to explore some of the rock climbing and extended backpacking options. I will be forever grateful to TJ Hiker and the wonderful people I have met for motivating me to change my life in such a wonderful and meaningful way! In the mountains, I found me!
I had a January vacation in Cabo for a friend’s birthday on the calendar. After holiday merriment, I wasn’t feeling as bikini ready as I could be. I knew TJHiker was starting her own hiking company and liked I could take a long weekend to get into shape. I flew to Malibu Thursday night, then hiked Friday through Monday and flew back Monday evening. I liked that the atmosphere was relaxed and that I didn’t have to plan or think about what I would do that day. I burned about 1,500 calories each hike and didn’t feel like I was working out—instead it was fun! It also gave me the opportunity to make some new friends. By the following week, I had my confidence back to frolic on the beach and enjoy my Mexican vacay. I’ve recommended her program to a few friends. Thanks TJHiker!
It was an amazing experience! TJ and her crew took great care of us! We hiked a variety of terrains, I felt like I was seeing something new and unique every day. The hikes were challenging, beautiful, and so much fun! I met some great people while hiking with this group. The lunches are delicious and healthy. You will feel fantastic after hiking with TJ!
Hiking with TJ will give you an amazing outlook on the capability of yourself as well as the beauty of natures simplicity.
I have to give a special “thank you” to TJ Jerome (Tjay Hiker) who got me through the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. She was not only my group leader and hiking guide, but also a paramedic and psychologist. The second day of the hike was the worse day for me, both physically and mentally. I was “done” in every since of the word and if I could have quit, I seriously would have, but it was literally too late to turn around and the only way out was forward. She talked me through two emotional breakdowns that night and stopped a third from happening on Thursday, all because of exhaustion and physical pain. Today she put on her paramedic “hat” and got me physically ready to finish today!! She and the rest of this amazing group got me to the end today. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!
Check out www.tjhiker.com and hike with TJ – she is amazing at what she does!!!