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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 …

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 …

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Hike the Hill®
February 7-12, 2015
Washington Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC
Hike the Hill is a joint effort by American Hiking Society & the Partnership for the National Trails System
Register below for Hike the Hill 2015 – earlybird discount ends 1/10/2015.
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Trail Improvement Grants Available for Alliance Members

American Hiking Society’s mission to protect important hiking destinations is aided by the continuing success of our grant program, the National Trails Fund.  Over the 15+ years of its operation, the fund has distributed more than $580,000 for trail improvement projects.

Last year, we helped fund important hiking trail projects across the country: …

The Giveback Endeavor

Support American Hiking Society this holiday season
Shop at Teton Sports for great gear.  When checking out on the TETON Sports store use the promo code ‘AdamNoll’  and you will get a 5 percent discount off your order and a portion of your purchase will go to fund American Hiking Society …

New Benefits for AHS’ Alliance of Hiking Organizations

American Hiking Society is proud to announce new benefits for its organizational members.

Please be aware that American Hiking Society has also changed the category names of its organizational membership levels. Benefits at each of the levels will still remain the same, and will include the new benefits mentioned above.

Bronze Alliance …

Protect the places you love to hike…at work

The quickest, easiest, most no-hassle way to support American Hiking Society financially is to make a contribution where you work.

Simply pick up a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) contribution form from your personnel office, fill it out, and return it to your employer. Once your form is submitted, the amount you’ve chosen will automatically be deducted from …

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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 …

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 …

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Get Out. Give Back.

Our trails need YOU! This fall, 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!
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#NationalTrailsDay on Instagram
 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