Take the 5 R’s of sustainability to the trail.

1) Rethink your consumption. In the long haul, higher quality, more expensive gear will last longer, perform better and leave a smaller footprint than cheaply made items that get thrown away sooner.

2) Reduce waste by consuming less.  Even small …

Request a Volunteer Trail Crew for 2018

Land managers, volunteer coordinators, trail and park organizations…we want to send you hardworking and dedicated volunteers to fulfill your trail project needs in 2018!  We understand that with reduced budgets and limited resources, trail building and maintaining needs often …

American Hiking Seeks Director of Policy and Advocacy

American Hiking Society seeks a Director of Policy and Advocacy to work with Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, and conservation and recreation partners to shape public policy and legislation affecting hiking.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Policy and Advocacy has primary …

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Hiking to the Solar Eclipse

Imagine a morning hike for a purpose, for a reason you’ve never hiked before. You start out early, the crisp air an energy shot from nature. Perhaps the birds are acting a little different today, and you sense a …

Kid’s Hiking Poem or Prose Contest

When we hike with children, we see the world through their eyes. The patterns on the wings of a beetle, towering peaks peeking through swirling clouds, the earthy smell of leaves on a muddy trail. The places we have …

AHS Defending Trails in 2018 Budget Battle

July 7, 2017 – Today American Hiking Society, in coordination with our partners American Trails, Back Country Horsemen of America, and the Partnership for the National Trails System, submitted a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and …

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Hiking to the Solar Eclipse

Imagine a morning hike for a purpose, for a reason you’ve never hiked before. You start out early, the crisp air an energy shot from nature. Perhaps the birds are acting a little different today, and you sense a buzz of something you can’t quite explain. The calendar says …

Kid’s Hiking Poem or Prose Contest

When we hike with children, we see the world through their eyes. The patterns on the wings of a beetle, towering peaks peeking through swirling clouds, the earthy smell of leaves on a muddy trail. The places we have hiked over and over are suddenly new, vivid, and alive …

Executive Order Threatens National Monuments

In April, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling for the review of all national monument designations occurring after January 1, 1996, where the monument exceeds 100,000 acres. Shortly after, the Department of the Interior confirmed that Giant Sequoia National Monument is on that list along with 26 …

#HikingMakesMe Interview – Kathryn Van Waes, Ph.D.

American Hiking Society’s Executive Director, Kathryn Van Waes, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview.

I go by the name Kate.
When I go on a hike, I never leave home without being really excited to finally get out on the trail.
My favorite book is anything by Hemmingway
In addition …

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