Hillary Clinton spotted hiking in first appearance since conceding

A supporter said they "exchanged some sweet pleasantries"

Hillary Clinton spotted hiking in first appearance since conceding

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The US election couldn't be described as having been a walk in the park, so Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton decided to take a hike following her concession.

Supporters bumped into Clinton in the woods of Westchester County, in what marks her first appearance since Tuesday night's results.

Margot Gerster of White Plains wrote on Facebook that after “feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election”, she hoped to relax by taking her young daughter and her dog hiking on Thursday.

“I decided to take them to one of favorite places in Chappaqua,” Gerster wrote, the Westchester hamlet that the Clintons call home. “We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing.”

As Gerster was ending her hike, however, she ran into a couple on the trail: the former secretary of state and her husband, former president Bill Clinton.

“I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was,” Gerster wrote. “I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking [my daughter] with me to vote for her.”

Clinton was grateful for Gerster’s words, reportedly offering pleasantries, a hug and even a photo taken by the former president.

“She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk,” Gerster wrote. “Now, I’m not one for signs but I think I’ll definitely take this one. So proud.”

In her concession speech on Wednesday, she declared: “To all the little girls who are watching this: never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”