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Blue Ridge Hiking Company

Asheville's Premier Hike Guide Service

Blue Ridge Hiking Company's mission is to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable for everyone. We believe the trail is there for everyone at every phase of life and we welcome all hikers, regardless of their background or ability level.

We strive to provide safe on-trail experience with engaging, knowledgeable, and well-trained guides. We embrace and encourage diversity on the trail and we follow Leave No Trace principles.

All of Blue Ridge Hiking Company's guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR. All of our guides are also fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lindsey bought Blue Ridge Hiking Company in early 2023, and is excited to continue her journey as the new owner.

Lindsey grew up in central North Carolina, where she developed a love for science and the outdoors. She was introduced to camping and hiking at a young age through the Girl Scouts. After earning her Gold Award, she joined a Boy Scout Venture Crew, where they started backpacking and canoe camping. Lindsey was ill-prepared for for the miserable cold and rain she experienced on her first backpacking trip, but loved the challenge of it and the feeling of accomplishment afterward!

In 2012, Lindsey left her aerospace engineering career behind to follow her dream of helping introduce others to the outdoors in a welcoming and empowering way. She worked for several years in outdoor retail, and joined the Blue Ridge Hiking Company team in 2019. When she isn't at work, you can find them exploring area trails and waterways, enjoying Asheville's thriving live music scene, or in their art studio. In addition to hiking and backpacking, they enjoy paddling, rock climbing, cycling, fly fishing, knitting, and stained glass.

Lindsey was nominated for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Woman Up Rising Star Award.

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