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Please support the companies who support us!  Scroll down this page to see our generous corporate sponsors.

Also, please check out our Product Donors page to see who contributed items to support our programs, and take a look at our Auction Donors page to find out who donated the items for this growing fundraiser.

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American Hiking Society’s corporate sponsors provide significant support to our conservation and awareness programs and share a strong commitment to protecting trails across the country. We offer customized, annual sponsorship packages for businesses of all sizes and kinds, with a level to suit every budget. We are also looking for product donations that will contribute to the success of our trail stewardship and outdoor recreation programs – and will simultaneously enable your product to gain exposure. For companies seeking another type of involvement, we are now offering modestly-priced advertising space in our monthly e-newsletter, Paperless Trail. All three of these avenues offer valuable opportunities for your company to connect with AHS members and supporters.

Learn more about how your business can help protect trails and the hiking experience or contact:  Gregory Miller, President


For over 20 years, Adventure® Medical Kits (AMK) has produced innovative first aid, survival and skincare products that help people enjoy safe outdoor adventures. Co-developed with the world’s top wilderness medicine and survival experts, AMK’s products are specially designed to prevent and treat common injuries and ailments that can occur during a variety of outdoor activities. AMK and its sister brands – SOL®, AfterBite®, Natrapel® and Ben’s® – are proud to be sponsors of AHS’ National Trails Day®. AMK Be Safe Logo BLACK.RED
Founded in 1938 in Portland, Ore., Columbia Sportswear Company has grown from a small family-owned hat distributorship to one of the world’s largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. Columbia is proud to support National Trails Day®. CSC compass blue logo
Founded in 1912, L.L.Bean is a leading retailer of quality apparel, sporting gear and home furnishings for outdoor enthusiasts. The company partners with conservation and recreation organizations that promote conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. L.L.Bean is a proud Charter Sponsor of the National Trails Fund. LLBeanLogo
The North Face provides performance apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. Offering the most technically advanced products on the market, The North Face is the choice of the world’s most accomplished climbers, extreme skiers, mountaineers, snowboarders, and explorers. The North Face is committed to pushing the limits of design, so that customers can push their limits outdoors and Never Stop Exploring™.   TNF Logo 2012 higher res for web
Tilley Endurables, Inc. has been making Tilley Hats and travel apparel for nearly 30 years, beginning with Alex Tilley’s original design for the ideal sailing Hat. Each Tilley Hat is designed to make life on the go more enjoyable, and manufactured in Canada under Alex Tilley’s watchful eye.  Tilley Hats can be purchased at over 3,100 associated retailers in 18 countries worldwide.  logo_tilley
Vasque, a company rich in heritage, understands the outdoors is a state of mind and specializes in creating trail ready footwear for trail ready lives. For more than 45 years, their focus has been thoughtfully designed and carefully built performance footwear to take the next generation of trail users wherever the trail goes. Vasque


Founded in 1977, Gregory has developed a reputation for manufacturing backpacks that excel in quality, comfort and durability.  Gregory packs are also noted for innovative design and ergonomic and comfortable fit. GregoryLogo_Black new 2013
LED Lenser is the worldwide leader of LED light manufacturing, with more than 200 patents and awards for design and engineering, including the Advanced Focus System and Smart Light Technology. LED Lenser’s products are sold in more than 50 countries around the world. LLenser Logo black on white with tagline
At Appalachian Outdoor Readiness & Essentials, we know that it’s important to have the appropriate equipment and outdoor apparel that supports your personal goals for outdoor adventures.  We carry a wide variety of the items you need, and we also offer custom Readiness Assessments.  Our store is located along the beautiful Blue Ridge in VA, and soon we’ll also be offering online sales. Appalachian Outdoors R and E 
Backpacker’s Pantry is a family owned and operated business dedicated to exploring and preserving our natural environment. Backpacker’s Pantry has been making tasty and nutritious freeze-dried and dehydrated meals for over 50 years and will be providing meals for some of this years Volunteer Vacation work crews. Our Chef BackpackerLogo2011
As a leading publisher of information for the enthusiast, FalconGuides takes great pride in leading the way to the great outdoors: now with more than 1000 titles covering the spectrum of outdoor activities; from hiking and rock climbing to preservation and identification, supported by travel information. FalconGuides, Outfit your mind. FALCONGUIDES-hi-res
The GEAR Expo is a consumer trade show focused on outdoor adventure equipment and unique destination travel. The event is held at the Comcast Arena in Everett, WA, and it features a wide variety of booths and activities.  Make plans to attend the 2014 show on April 26 & 27. You’ll enjoy a climbing wall, paddle sports showcase, hiking trails pavilion, children’s area, cycling instruction, keynote speakers and more.  gearlogo
GoLite makes simple, beautiful high performance outdoor clothing and equipment that’s light on the planet. Committed to building a truly sustainable business, we work to minimize our environmental impacts and produce our products in factories that are fair, safe, and non-discriminatory. Our products are available in 23 countries worldwide. Print
Grand American Adventures provide the finest small group adventures across North, Central and South America. Led by experienced tour leaders, expertly planned trips will encompass the most exciting sights and highlights of the Americas, as well as off-the-beaten-track locations which you wouldn’t find when travelling alone. GAA_solid_blue_PMS is the web’s most comprehensive hiking boots superstore. Since 2004, it has served the outdoor community by offering every flavor and brand of hiking boots from its warehouse in Chesterfield, Missouri. carries footwear for all types of hikers—from casual day hikers to thru-hikers gearing up for many months out on the trail. Hiking Boots logo
HogEye, Inc. opened its doors in 1983 providing outstanding jewelry-quality hiking stick medallions, coins, key chains, lapel pins – you name it. HogEye specializes in combining exceptional art, superior-quality products with friendly service, a competitive price, and your complete satisfaction… guaranteed! HogEye is a proud sponsor of the American Hiking Society. HogeyeCrest
LEKI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ski, hiking and trekking poles, had its start in Kircheim, Germany. LEKI poles can be found just about anywhere – from your local hiking trail to the summit of Mount Everest – and are fully adjustable and collapsible for easy travel and storage. LEKI_Logo_RYB
LOWA is proud to help American Hiking Society promote an active outdoor lifestyle for the entire family. Since 1923, we’ve been handcrafting footwear in Europe under the world’s most stringent manufacturing, environmental and labor standards. We offer a full line of boots and shoes for men, women and children, and are the only outdoor boot manufacturer to be granted ISO 9001 status for highest quality construction and process standards. LOWA
Menasha Ridge Press, established in 1982, and Wilderness Press, established in 1967, are the leading publishers of outdoor recreation and travel guidebooks, nature and reference guides, and maps. The award-winning, best-selling books and series produced by Menasha Ridge Press and Wilderness Press are widely recognized for their innovation, authority, and meticulous attention to detail. MRP and WP side by side
Moosejaw Mountaineering and Backcountry Travel 

“At Moosejaw we want to make shopping as much fun as backpacking the Chilkoot trail, climbing in Yosemite, or playing red rover with the neighbors who you don’t like that much but they’re always ready to play any game in the cul-de-sac so you make do. If you’re offended by our ridiculous commentary then just pay attention to the all the products because we carry the finest selection of the best gear and outerwear in the world.”

National Geographic Maps is proud to support American Hiking Society. Responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking, National Geographic Maps supports National Geographic’s mission by creating maps, atlases, and globes, which inspire people to care about the planet. NG_logo_2line_rgb_wht_on_bk
From its humble beginnings in 1974 to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Our mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment. Osprey
ParksByNature Network® is the developer of the Pocket Ranger® mobile apps for America’s state park systems and fish & wildlife areas. These free, dynamic mobile guides provide cutting-edge GPS and GIS technology for hikers at all levels. Multiple safety and alert features are standard, as well as photo sharing, trail caching, and the ability to participate in a myriad of fun geo-challenges. PBN supports the mission of its state partners to preserve our country’s natural resources.  pocket ranger logo
For the past 20 years, Sea to Summit has been the leading manufacturer of innovative, lightweight backpacking and adventure travel gear. This Australian-based company was named in honor of co-founder Tim Macartney-Snape’s incredible “Sea to Summit” solo expedition from the Bay of Bengal to the top of Mt. Everest. S2S Logo
SF-7x provides fruit-based snacks that promote active lifestyles, healthy eating, and good nutrition.  After the fruit is pureed, it’s concentrated 7 times in 60 seconds and is then cooled and cut into small cubes.  The raspberry, watermelon, and strawberry snacks provide a burst of flavor, a high antioxidant level, and low glycemic index.  You can’t go wrong snacking on SF-7x Superfruit.  NEW_SF-7x-OLlogo
We are Teijin Aramid, a subsidiary of the Teijin Group with a passion for aramid. Our commitment both to our products and to our customers has made us a global leader in aramids. Wherever strength, safety, heat or flame resistance, low weight or sustainability is required, you will find our Twaron® and Technora®. With unrivalled expertise and experience we are able to continuously work on further innovations, often in cooperation with customers and partners through our worldwide sales and marketing organization. That’s the power of aramid. teijin not twaron is an online store for outdoor gear that promotes a healthy, active, and eco-friendly lifestyle for cyclists, hikers, families, and pet owners. Through, we inspire people to spend time outdoors connecting with nature in an environmentally-responsible way. Two Knobby Tires logo
The Wildland Trekking Company provides guided hiking tours and backpacking trips to North America’s most beautiful and wild landscapes, including the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Zion, Bryce, the Grand Staircase, Yellowstone, Yosemite, or Rocky Mountain National Park. Our tours are expert-led and all-inclusive. Whichever destination you choose, we’ll make it an unforgettable journey!  Wildland Trekking squarelogo
American Park Network® is the most comprehensive source of information on America’s favorite National Parks and has been America’s leading publisher of visitor guide magazines for national parks for more than two decades. APN_logo
Backpacker, the magazine of wilderness travel, helped launch the first National Trails Day® event in 1993 and has continued to support NTD as a national media sponsor. Backpacker proudly promotes membership in AHS and encourages hikers of all levels to get outside through its national Get Out More! tour. backpacker04
SNEWS provides outdoor, winter sports and fitness industry news to the business community through insider perspective on relevant news, trend coverage, product launches and industry benchmarking reports. SNEWS logo
Trailspace is the backcountry gear guide dedicated to helping hikers, backpackers, and climbers gear up and get out. Trailspace publishes independent reviews, news, and information about thousands of outdoor products, helping backcountry users find dependable gear that lets them get out and enjoy human-powered backcountry activities. trailspace-logo-new-360x360 a

Whether creating art or climbing mountains, The Muir Project seeks to inspire others to share in the beauty that is our world. Screenings of our documentary, called Mile… Mile & a Half, are being held at various locations around the country during 2013. The movie depicts our adventures during a 25-day journey on the famous John Muir Trail.  Along the way, we were joined by musicians, painters, teachers, and other adventure-seekers, all of whom became part of the story. Check for a showing near you, and watch for upcoming online sales of our DVD.

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Travel and Adventure Show™ is the nation’s largest active and adventure travel show, showcasing worldwide travel destinations and unique vacation packages. A one-of-a-kind event where you can make your travel dreams a reality with the help of travel experts and show-only specials. thumb_T and AShow_DC
Always dreamed of taking a volunteer vacation but couldn’t afford it? Travelocity’s Travel for Good® program is awarding $5,000 voluntourism grants to deserving volunteers. These grants can be used for American Hiking Society trips and you can apply as an individual or a team. Enter today!  Travelocity logo