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Do This. Always Do This.

Have you read the incredible story of Aron Ralston – the man who was trapped in a slot canyon in Utah and only escaped after cutting off his own hand? Though a hero for his bravery, Ralston is a …

Now Available: 2013 Annual Report and 2014 National Trails Day Report

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we are proud to report on American Hiking Society’s many successes and program outcomes…  By focusing on three critical measurements—relevance, reach and impact—we enhanced our capacity as the national voice …

LWCF 50th Anniversary, Challenges Ahead

July 23, 2014 – It was fifty years ago today that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) passed in the House of Representatives in a bipartisan manner on a voice vote.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a …

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American Hiking Society Seeks Office Manager

American Hiking Society is seeking to hire an Office Manager, effective immediately. The ideal candidate is a recent finance/accounting graduate or working professional with 1-3 years of office management experience seeking a friendly and dynamic work environment at a national non-profit.

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Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger …

American Hiking Society Hikes Through History

On Saturday July 12th, come join American Hiking (AHS) and the National Park Service (NPS) on a Hike through History to celebrate the great outdoors as well as the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C. The hike will travel from Battery Kemble to Fort Stevens and will showcase …

Trails Day Champions 2014

American Hiking Society recognizes the commitment and success of all the organizations involved in building National Trails Day into the outstanding day of fun and service it is today.  From its humble beginnings and lofty vision of bringing together trail organizations from around the country, National Trails Day has …

Families on Foot Photo Challenge

American Hiking Society is partnering with Moosejaw Mountaineering to offer a series of hiking related photo challenges through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hiking with your family is a fun, low-cost way to live an active, healthy lifestyle, build memories, and connect with nature.  According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, kids watch …

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Simple Water Purification Techniques

When you go on an outdoor adventure, it is possible to experience a depletion of your water supply. Or sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances you were forced to stay outdoors longer than what you intended. Water in many places are not very safe to drink, so there is a …

American Hiking Society Leads “Hike Through History”

In June 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early was dispatched by Robert E. Lee with orders to clear the Shenandoah Valley of Federals and then invade Maryland and, if practical, threaten Washington, D.C.  Upon entering the nation’s capital, General Early was met by Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright and the strong defenses of Fort Stevens in Northwest Washington. With …

Fear of Nature Has Lots of Company

“Refuge Rangers Fight Myths about Creepy Crawlies and Other Wildlife.”

It’s not just snakes. Other wild creatures inspire exaggerated fears, too: bats; spiders; birds; fish – yes, fish.

In the course of greeting tens of thousands of visitors a year, rangers on national wildlife refuges bump up against many such bugbears. …

American Hiking Society Hikes Through History

On Saturday July 12th, come join American Hiking (AHS) and the National Park Service (NPS) on a Hike through History to celebrate the great outdoors as well as the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C. The hike will travel from Battery Kemble to Fort Stevens and will showcase …

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Get Out. Give Back.

Our trails need YOU! This summer, volunteer your time working and having fun on an American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacation. Savor summer in some of America’s most awesome outdoor spots!
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 This scenic photo from @SamanthaThomas captures the beauty of the trek to Buckhorn Pass (by way of the Tubal Cain Trail) in the Buckhorn Wilderness of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. #nationaltrailsday #volunteervacation #familiesonfoot #wildflowers #mountains
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 Received my #NationalTrailsDay 2014 Runner Up Prize in the mail. :-) Thank you!