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 …

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 …

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#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 …

House Trails Caucus

While trails in America can sometimes be taken for granted, it’s good to know that there are members of Congress for whom trails are always on their radar. That group of concerned members is the House Trails Caucus! This …

Introducing AHS Ambassador Michael Lanza

American Hiking Society is thrilled to welcome Michael Lanza to the Ambassador Program of AHS- where he hopes to inspire families to discover the powerful emotional payoff and bond achieved through sharing outdoor experiences.

Michael Lanza is the creator of …

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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 …

Introducing AHS Ambassador Michael Lanza

American Hiking Society is thrilled to welcome Michael Lanza to the Ambassador Program of AHS- where he hopes to inspire families to discover the powerful emotional payoff and bond achieved through sharing outdoor experiences.

Michael Lanza is the creator of The Big Outside, where he blogs about his outdoor adventures, …

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