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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 …

National Trails Day: Part of Something Bigger

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 …

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 …

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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 …

America Prepares for Nationwide Trails Celebration: National Trails Day®

Silver Spring, MD – 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 trails celebration is scheduled for Saturday, …

National Trails Day Partner: Hi-Tec Sports USA

Hi-Tec Sports USA and American Hiking Society announce partnership to support National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails.
Portland, OR – Hi-Tec Sports USA, a world leader in sports and outdoor footwear, and American Hiking Society, the only national non-profit dedicated to protecting the places you hike, announce …

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#HikingMakesMe – Saveria Tilden

American Hiking Society Ambassador, Saveria Tilden, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.

 

My name is Saveria. I have never had a nickname, but my name does rhyme with my favorite flower, the plumeria.

When I go on a hike, I never leave home without a buff.

My favorite book series since I was …

#HikingMakesMe – Jennifer Pharr Davis

American Hiking Society Ambassador, Jennifer Pharr Davis, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.

 

My name is Jennifer Pharr Davis, but my friends call me Jen, because it is way more concise. Or they might call me Odyssa, since that is my trail name.

When I go on a hike, I never leave …

#HikingMakesMe – Kara Richardson Whitely

American Hiking Society Ambassador, Kara Richardson Whitely, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.

 

My name is Kara Richardson Whitely.

When I go on a hike, I never leave home without my cell phone (I’m a terrible navigator).

My favorite book is Wild by my friend and mentor Cheryl Strayed.

In addition to hiking, I love …

Member Spotlight: Kate Waite

American Hiking Society loves connecting with our members.  Every single one has a story to tell about when and why they started hiking, and why they continue to do so.  AHS recently had the chance to talk to new member Kate Waite about her experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail …

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#HikingMakesMe – Saveria Tilden

American Hiking Society Ambassador, Saveria Tilden, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.

 

My name is Saveria. I have never had a nickname, but my name does rhyme with my favorite flower, the plumeria.

When I go on a hike, I never leave …

#HikingMakesMe – Jennifer Pharr Davis

American Hiking Society Ambassador, Jennifer Pharr Davis, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.

 

My name is Jennifer Pharr Davis, but my friends call me Jen, because it is way more concise. Or they might call me Odyssa, since that is my …

#HikingMakesMe – Kara Richardson Whitely

American Hiking Society Ambassador, Kara Richardson Whitely, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.

 

My name is Kara Richardson Whitely.

When I go on a hike, I never leave home without my cell phone (I’m a terrible navigator).

My favorite book is Wild by my …