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National Trails Day: Fundraising to “Friend-Raising”

National Trails Day: Ice Age Trail Alliance, Lodi Valley Chapter
Every year, American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day (NTD) attracts thousands of Americans to participate in family-friendly outdoor activities across the country.  A great majority of these events are organized by …

Spring into Volunteer Vacations

There’s no better way to create your own sunshine and chase those winter blues away than on a Volunteer Vacation this Spring. Get out in nature, enjoy campfire camaraderie, make new friends, and give back to the trails you …

2014 Volunteer Vacations

In 2014, the successes of our stewardship programs were numerous and extend far beyond the number of trail miles our crews worked to maintain.  In 2014, our volunteers worked on 57 different trail conservation projects, improved trail access for more …

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Win a Gregory Pack before the year ends!

As fellow hikers, we know how much you love your Gregory Pack, so we’ve teamed up with the good folks at Gregory Mountain Products to make your end of year giving work for you.

Randomly through the end of the year we will announce GREGORY GIVING RAFFLES to outfit you on …

First Day Hikes 2015

America’s State Parks announced that all 50 state park systems will sponsor free, guided First Day Hike Programs on New Year’s Day 2015.  America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a …

Forest Service Releases Decision on Fracking in GWNF

November 18, 2014 – The USDA Forest Service has just released its decision to significantly limit any potential fracking in the George Washington National Forest. Having weighed in on behalf of the hiking community during the course of discussions with the Forest Service, American Hiking Society lauds this decision.

Specifically, …

Give Congress a Call

November 19, 2014 – I would like to ask you to take just a few minutes – right now – to help protect and preserve the places you enjoy hiking. There is an awful lot happening on Capitol Hill currently, but if American Hiking Society were to ask you …

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An Introduction to Zion National Park

The wondrous Zion National Park is situated to the southwest of Utah and is near the Nevada and Arizona borders. It is at the end of Colorado Plateau. It is approximately a three-hour drive from Las Vegas and is among the major tourist attraction in the “Grand Circle Tour”: …

5 Benefits of a Sunrise Hike

Do you have a regular fitness regime? Does it include a sunrise hike? If your answer is no… consider changing it to yes.

This past spring I started doing a local hike during the week after accepting an invite from a friend. I had done this hike many times before, …

How to Prevent and What to do if You Get Bitten by a Snake

This is a very common topic among hikers and climbers, what should I do to prevent and care for a snake bite? Most of those who hike actually have no idea about what to do when snakes do bite. In most cases hikers don’t often get to up close …

Enhance Hiking With Outdoor Photography Tips and Tricks

If you haven’t tried outdoor photography before, then you must understand that it can be quite tricky, especially when you are trying hard to capture a perfect shot of someone and the environment around him. It often seems like hiking and photography go hand-in-hand, it’s probably because when we’re …

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Our trails need YOU! Volunteer your time working and having fun on an American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacation. Give back in some of America’s most awesome outdoor spots!AHS Volunteer Vacations 2015
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An Introduction to Zion National Park

The wondrous Zion National Park is situated to the southwest of Utah and is near the Nevada and Arizona borders. It is at the end of Colorado Plateau. It is approximately a three-hour drive from Las Vegas and is …

5 Benefits of a Sunrise Hike

Do you have a regular fitness regime? Does it include a sunrise hike? If your answer is no… consider changing it to yes.

This past spring I started doing a local hike during the week after accepting an invite from …

How to Prevent and What to do if You Get Bitten by a Snake

This is a very common topic among hikers and climbers, what should I do to prevent and care for a snake bite? Most of those who hike actually have no idea about what to do when snakes do bite. …

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 Today's #OutFam Twitter Chat is all about Family #Volunteering at 1:30 pm PST/4:30 pm EST. Join @chasquimom and @mommyhiker as we discuss how volunteer as families to save our little earth! We definitely enjoyed doing a beach clean up for #NationalTrailsDay! #outdoorfamilies #familiasoutdoors #familiesonfoot #conservation #motherearth #gogreen #volunteering
 There are firsts for everyone. This was Chester the dog's first of many summits. John Oakley's daughter and dog take in the view atop Baker Mountain in Saranac Lake, NY. #familiesonfoot #hikewithyourdog #nature #nationaltrailsday #hike #dog
 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
 #nationaltrailsday hike back in June. #iceagetrail