Hillary Clinton spotted hiking in the woods, first time she has been seen since concession speech

In an image posted on Ms Gerster's Facebook page, Mrs Clinton can be seen smiling with the White Plains resident, who was hiking with her daughter, 13-month-old Phoebe, and their dog, Piper.
In an image posted on Ms Gerster's Facebook page, Mrs Clinton can be seen smiling with the White Plains resident, who was hiking with her daughter, 13-month-old Phoebe, and their dog, Piper.PHOTO: MARGOT GERSTER/ FACEBOOK

Mrs Hillary Clinton has been seen for the first time since her concession speech on Wednesday (Nov 9).

Ms Margot Gerster ran into Mrs Clinton and her husband Bill on a hike in Chappaqua, New York, just a day after the Democratic candidate conceded the presidential elections.

The Clintons have lived in Chappaqua, a town north of New York City, for almost 17 years, according to media website Mashable.com.

Mrs Clinton, 69, was seemingly at peace and at grace, Ms Gerster told CNN on Thursday.

In an image posted on Ms Gerster's Facebook page, Mrs Clinton can be seen smiling with the White Plains resident, who was hiking with her daughter, 13-month-old Phoebe, and their dog, Piper.

The photo was taken by Mr Clinton.

"She seemed as well as anybody could be expected after such a crazy, crazy experience," Ms Gerster told CNN. "She couldn't have seemed any nicer or, you know, kinder and gracious to me."

Ms Gerster said she was trekking a path she hikes every day when she saw the Clintons. She immediately flashed an "awkward, huge grinning smile" or, as she put it, "fan-girling".

Ms Gerster told Mrs Clinton about how proud she was to vote for her, and how she very much wanted to hug her after Election Day. She did eventually hug the candidate on Thursday.

"She was taking a nice, peaceful hike through the woods. I don't think she wanted to talk serious politics," Ms Gerster said.

Ms Gerster told CNN earlier on Thursday that she put the Facebook post up to "make people smile".

"It was a very dark day yesterday, I just feel like the fact I ran into Hillary while I was trying to clear my head, was sort of like a hopeful sign," she said. "I hope the picture brings hope to people who need it."