Mainer shows the internet that hikers come in all shapes and sizes – Bangor Daily News

The idea of hiking appealed to Paige Emerson of Old Town long before she gave it a try this past spring. Originally, the 25-year-old graduate student thought she needed to be in better shape before pursuing the activity. Now she knows that’s not true, and she’s sharing her adventures and perspective on Instagram: @chubbyhikerreviews.

Though the social media page is just a few months old, it has already gained an enthusiastic following and inspired many novice hikers to hit the trails.

“My goal was just to show people that no matter what size you are, you can hike,” Emerson said. “I wouldn’t consider myself in shape, you know, and hiking can be really hard when you’re overweight, but there are still trails out there that are perfect for that body type.”



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