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This spring American Hiking Society will be joining our federal partners as we celebrate all the places where Americans enjoy the outdoors. AHS’s trails promos, complimentary to the larger National Park Service “Find Your Park” movement, will seek to …

Job Posting – Manager, Program Outreach & Communications

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Program Outreach & Communications will manage and implement American Hiking Society’s (AHS) multi-faceted trail outreach programs, including National Trails Day® (NTD) and Families on Foot and be responsible for the design and development of AHS …

National Trails Day 2015

National Trails Day® 2015 brought more than 176,000 Americans outside to explore trails in all 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and Canada.  Whether it was hiking, biking, horseback riding, or trail running, National Trails Day 2015 enabled thousands …

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Learning through Alternative Breaks

By: Meghan Foley, American Hiking Society Intern

When I was researching American Hiking Society during my internship application process, I was excited to learn about their alternative break program and its focus on environmental stewardship and trail conservation. This was …

Membership Spotlight: Patty McLaughlin

Patty McLaughlin has been a member of American Hiking Society since 2006 and has participated in 5 different Volunteer Vacations trips!  We at American Hiking love staying in touch and connecting with members to see why trails and the …

How to Have the Best Summer Ever

By : Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League
Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who’s always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and …

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AHS and Michelob Ultra Offer Trail Grants for Superior Trails

SILVER SPRING, MD – July 22, 2015 –With the launch of the Michelob Ultra Superior Trails grant program, American Hiking Society and Michelob Ultra have teamed up to grant two trail organizations $25,000 each to help build and maintain superior hiking trails. Each grant will help address the colossal …

The North Face Awards American Hiking Society’s Alternative Break Program with Explore Fund Grant

SILVER SPRING, MD- July 9, 2015 – The North Face announced American Hiking Society as a winner of the 2015 Explore Fund grant for its Alternative Break program, a college focused environmental stewardship program that connects youth to the outdoors through service, conservation, and fun.

“We are thrilled that The …

Interior Department Supported $358 Billion in Economic Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2015 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a report showing that the various activities of the Department of the Interior contributed $358 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014, supporting more than two million jobs across the country.

“This report demonstrates once …

Meet Our Interns

American Hiking is pleased to introduce you to it’s summer interns!  Join us in welcoming the next generation of trail stewards: 

Meghan Foley
Meghan is a rising senior at the College of William & Mary majoring in Public Policy. At school, Meghan helps direct the Alternative Breaks program on campus (spring and …

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Learning through Alternative Breaks

By: Meghan Foley, American Hiking Society Intern

When I was researching American Hiking Society during my internship application process, I was excited to learn about their alternative break program and its focus on environmental stewardship and trail conservation. This was a welcome coincidence, since I have a large soft spot …

Membership Spotlight: Patty McLaughlin

Patty McLaughlin has been a member of American Hiking Society since 2006 and has participated in 5 different Volunteer Vacations trips!  We at American Hiking love staying in touch and connecting with members to see why trails and the American Hiking Society are so important to them.

Q: What is your …

How to Have the Best Summer Ever

By : Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League
Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who’s always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting. You have time to observe the details.

– …

Reflections on National Trails Day 2015

By: Saveria Tilden, American Hiking Society Ambassador

Community | Conservation | Commitment

There is always something nice about traveling on Los Angeles freeways early on weekend mornings- no traffic, stress free, easy going, time to enjoy the scenery. I woke up early on Saturday, June 6th excited to be heading to …

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