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Therm-A-Rest and American Hiking Society partner to inspire the country on National Trails Day®

Therm-a-Rest, the leader in outdoor comfort, and American Hiking Society, the only national non-profit dedicated to protecting the places you hike, are pleased to announce their formal partnership to help further the conservation initiatives across the country. Therm-a-Rest has …

Congressional Action on North Country Trail

March, 2015 – A good trail always starts with a good plan. But, sometimes, decades later, the plan needs to be tweaked. This is not normally a big deal, but when the trail is a congressionally-designated National Scenic Trail, …

America Prepares for Nationwide Celebration: National Trails Day®

While plenty of Americans eagerly await the coming of spring, many hiking clubs, non-profits, and land managing agencies are already busy planning special outdoor events for the onset of summer.  American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the largest annual …

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National Trails Day: The North Country Trail Association
American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® first began in 1993 to highlight the importance of the National Trails System, and to enhance its quality and accessibility for the general public. By encouraging partnerships with outdoor organizations, agencies, and trail groups, National Trails …

Join Us As We Celebrate Hiking Trails & Parks!

This spring American Hiking Society will be joining our federal partners as we celebrate all the places where Americans enjoy the outdoors. AHS’s campaign, complimentary to a larger Park Service one, will seek to get Americans thinking about all the places they can get outdoors even if those places …

American Hiking Agrees: Get More Kids to Parks & Forests

SILVER SPRING, MD – Today President Obama announced a new initiative that seeks to have more children experience America’s public lands. The initiative, Every Kid in a Park, will ensure that for the 2015-2016 school year, every 4th grader and their family gets a free annual pass to visit …

Hiking the Halls of Congress

The new Congress, fresh off the campaign trail, had a chance to learn about a different kind of trail this past week: hiking trails! From February 8-12, 2015, advocates from all over the country came to DC to participate in Hike the Hill, a joint effort by American Hiking …

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ATC Biennial Conference: Registration opens April 15th!

Special Event: Wild & Wonderful Women Series – Rockville, Maryland

The outdoors is a wild and wonderful place, and you should be in it! Join REI, American Hiking Society and Mountaineers Books author of Best Hikes with Kids for the Wild & Wonderful Women speaker series by and for women and girls. First in the series is author Patricia …

Hiking the Unfinished Trail

Hike 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico along the grizzly-bear infested Continental Divide Trail? No way. The few hikers I met who had walked the Divide called it a “trail in flux.” Sections are built or changed so frequently that most USGS maps don’t bother labeling it. This is why CDT …

Women Going the Distance

When I was 18, I announced to my parents that I wanted to hike 2,000 miles along the Appalachian Mountains. My parents thought I was crazy and couldn’t understand why a girl from California suburbia would fly cross-country to spend months in the woods alone. For years, I consoled my parents by explaining …

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ATC Biennial Conference: Registration opens April 15th!

Special Event: Wild & Wonderful Women Series – Rockville, Maryland

The outdoors is a wild and wonderful place, and you should be in it! Join REI, American Hiking Society and Mountaineers Books author of Best Hikes with Kids for the Wild & Wonderful Women speaker series by and for …

Hiking the Unfinished Trail

Hike 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico along the grizzly-bear infested Continental Divide Trail? No way. The few hikers I met who had walked the Divide called it a “trail in flux.” Sections are built or changed so frequently that …