Tales From the Trail

By: Mike Custodio, Volunteer Vacations Participant

Serving with American Hiking Society has lit my passion on volunteerism.  It has changed my life for the better, and it will change yours. Join the corps of volunteers, carry the torch of passion, …

The 10 Best Hikes in the Smokies

By RootsRated– From the smoke-shrouded summit of LeConte and the open-armed expanses of Andrews Bald, down into the laurel laden hollows of Porters Creek and the historic homesteads of Cades Cove, it’s difficult to overstate the majesty of the …

Major Victory for Conservation of America’s Great Outdoors

April 20, 2016 – As America prepares to celebrate Earth Day, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). First passed in 1964, LWCF has been absolutely critical to the conservation …

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2016 Trails Day Challenge

Kick off the spring hiking season with the opportunity to get into any national park this week for free. April 16 through April 24 is National Parks Week and to celebrate the national parks centennial anniversary all of the …

Day-in-the-Life of an Alternative Breaker

Until she helped lug a truckload of 4-by-8s down a disused riding trail, Jenni Herrick never realized just how far 0.2 miles can be.

Herrick, GWC’s assistant dean of students and director of the Office of Student Success, recently accompanied …

Join AHS on Park Rx Day

National Park Rx Day is a day celebrated across the United States to promote the growing movement of prescribing parks and nature to patients to improve human health. National Park Rx Day encourages everyone to start seeing visits to parks …

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Tales From the Trail

By: Mike Custodio, Volunteer Vacations Participant

Serving with American Hiking Society has lit my passion on volunteerism.  It has changed my life for the better, and it will change yours. Join the corps of volunteers, carry the torch of passion, and live the dream John Muir and so many others …

Spring Break on the Trail

Many think of spring break as a deserved respite from hard work- a week to relax, take a vacation, or catch up on errands and school work.  This is not the mindset of the dedicated trail stewards that spent their spring break giving back to trails and public lands …

The 10 Best Hikes in the Smokies

By RootsRated– From the smoke-shrouded summit of LeConte and the open-armed expanses of Andrews Bald, down into the laurel laden hollows of Porters Creek and the historic homesteads of Cades Cove, it’s difficult to overstate the majesty of the Smokies. If anything, the grandeur can be overwhelming. With such …

2016 Trails Day Challenge

Kick off the spring hiking season with the opportunity to get into any national park this week for free. April 16 through April 24 is National Parks Week and to celebrate the national parks centennial anniversary all of the 410 parks will waive entrance fees all week. Now’s the …

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