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Mandi Carozza and Karla Amador

Karla Amador and Mandi Carozza

Karla Amador is the co-founder of the 52 Hike Challenge, a global movement that has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to get outdoors and take advantage of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits gained through hiking once a week for a year. Since the 52 Hike Challenge launched in December of 2014, over 40,000 participants have joined the challenge. Together, with the community she has created a culture of support, which can be seen in over 426,000 images shared under the #52HikeChallenge hashtags on Instagram alone.

Mandi Carozza is a lead content creator at 52 Hike Challenge with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication from the University of Iowa. As an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for writing, Mandi finds creative inspiration through a deep connection with nature. Her storytelling captivates readers, making them feel like they’re part of the adventure from beginning to end.

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