Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Morgan

Bill Morgan “DocWillieC” has completed 19 Volunteer Vacations with American Hiking Society since his first trip in 2005. His trailname is Downhill Bill because he doesn’t like uphills. Bill grew up fishing and canoeing with his dad, and has always liked his solo peaceful time in nature. His passion for the outdoors started when he…

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Preparing for Spring Hiking

Preparing for Spring Hiking AKHG Sponsored by AKHG™ by Duluth Trading Co. the as the Exclusive Apparel Sponsor of National Trails Day®. Springtime is an excellent season for hiking in many places throughout the U.S. Weather tends to be mild and the foliage begins to green. However, it is important to prepare properly to ensure…

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2023 Hike the Hill Advocacy Event Success

Large group photo of Hike the Hill participants lined up in rows behind a large conference table

2023 Hike the Hill® Advocacy Event Success Have you ever imagined being face to face with the Director of the National Park Service, Chief of the Forest Service, Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Members of Congress, and key congressional staff to share your love of hiking, trails, and the outdoors? More than a…

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Trail Leaders Unite in the Nation’s Capital for Hike the Hill® Advocacy Week

Meeting with Congress and federal agency leaders to advance trail priorities February 12–17 Trail leaders from across the country will unite in Washington D.C. February 12–17 during the 26th annual Hike the Hill® advocacy event. Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between American Hiking Society and Partnership for the National Trails System to bring…

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2023 National Trails Day Micro-Grants

A diverse group of participants smile while they circle up in a shady section of the trail

2023 National Trails Day® Micro-Grants  Vannra Yan With support from: Note: the 2023 grant cycle has closed. We’ll reach out to all applicants by March 31, 2023. American Hiking Society, with support from Moosejaw, is proud to announce the 2023 National Trails Day® micro-grant program. The grant is designed to reduce barriers for underrepresented communities…

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American Hiking Elects Four New Board Members for 2023

American Hiking Society is pleased to introduce four new members of the Board of Directors in 2023. Each new member brings a wealth of experience and expertise along with a passion for supporting the mission of empowering all to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience. New board members include: Andrea Flora (she/her) Professionally, Andrea…

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Board of Directors Feature: Sally Kidd

Hiker wearing sunglasses and holding both backpack shoulder straps stands in a rocky valley with snowy mountains in the background

If you want some advice on great places to hike – a solid go-to is American Hiking Society’s Board Member Sally Kidd. Sally’s love of hiking laid a clear path to AHS years ago, and we are thankful for her enduring dedication to the Board of Directors and AHS’s mission to preserve the hiking experience…

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