Hot Mama Hikers was founded by backpackers, Znara & Alpine Florist. We each have a beautiful little boy that takes our breath away, and we each have a soul that needs refreshing by way of the great wide open. We also have wonderful, supportive family and friends, without whom our love of hiking could never reach its full potential.
Znara, our leader and cook, goes by the full trail name Znara FunGi SugarMama. She started hiking when she was seven and has since hiked countless New England trails and peaks. Znara has also danced ballet since she was four and is currently a dance instructor as well as a mom. Her love of the wilderness has brought her to write Hot Mamas’ Blog and takes most of the photos on our adventures.
Alpine Florist is our first aid caregiver and plant expert. She has always been a girl of the open sky with a serious green thumb. She has worked many different jobs but her favorite, besides being a mom, is rediscovering her love of theater. Having spent nine years in the Air Force Reserve AF now enjoys the freedom of her weekends and the still distant locations that we can travel to.
The HMH started the summer of 2010 when Znara needed to ‘get away’. AF looked at Znara with her glossy, new mom eyes and said in a little voice “can i come too?” She said “Sure. Let’s go!” and it has been love ever since.
Hot Mama Hikers started out as a group of adventurous women who love the outdoors and the serenity it provides to our tired Mama souls. It has become a thriving outdoor community with members of all ages who love to share their experiences and inspiration. Please come join us for a hike, share your funny stories or inspire us with your adventures.