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Get Your Free Second Saturdays Passes for July Now!

In celebration of the League’s Centennial year, Save the Redwoods League invites everyone to experience the sights and sounds of more than 40 of California’s redwood state parks—for free! Every second Saturday of each month in 2018, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks will be hosting a free day in the redwoods. Parking passes are available on…

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2018 National Trails Day® Report

2018 Report Together We Improved 3,954 Miles of Trail June 2, 2018 For 25 years, National Trails Day® has united the trails community on the first Saturday of June with the goal of connecting more people to trails and public lands. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System, American Hiking Society wanted…

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Concrete Jungles and the Need for Nature

“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.” Chippewa   Concrete jungles, exhaust fumes, noisy traffic, and the unending assault of media. Night clubs, expensive restaurants, people everywhere- the lack of…

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AHS Co-founder Inducted into AT Hall of Fame

I was honored to sit down recently with 90-year-old AHS co-founder and founding editor of Backpacker Magazine, Bill Kemsley.  Bill joined me over video call from his home in Taos, NM, to share reflections on hiking after his May 4 induction into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame, hosted by the Appalachian Trail Museum.  This…

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In Less Than 100 Days A Crucial Trail Funding Program Will Expire

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), one of our most important programs for preserving the outdoors, will expire on September 30 if Congress does not act to permanently ensure it continues by “reauthorizing” it. 1 Before we get into what we can do to get it renewed, let’s take a step back to shine a…

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3,954 Miles of Trail Improved on National Trails Day®

On June 2, 2018 people across the country came together and surpassed the collective goal to improve 2,802 miles of trail—the distance across the US—during American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. In a momentous effort, 3,954 miles of trails were improved in a single day!  For 25 years, National Trails Day® has united the trails…

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10 Tips to Make National Trails Day® Awesome

American Hiking Society’s National Trail Day® (June 2) is this Saturday and we have ten tips to make your experience exceptional.   Join the movement: Take the Pledge to help improve 2,802 miles of trail – the distance across America! Adventures are meant to be shared: You can improve a trail on your own, but we…

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