Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Get involved and protect the nation’s trails for the future. America’s public lands are one of the nation’s great achievements. Each year people from the United States and around the world make millions of visits to America’s national parks and forests and many more millions visit other federal, state…

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Click here for printer-friendly PDF Trails and national parks are good for economic growth. Protecting trails concerns more than just the preservation of our nation’s flora, fauna, and greenways. Our nation’s forests and parks are a source of billions of dollars of revenue through recreation, maintenance jobs, and considerable offset of the effects of global…

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Staying “found” and what to do if lost. Ever have a feeling of being lost in life? Well, taking a long hike may be of some help there, but you can’t “find yourself” very well if you get lost on the trail. Here are some general tips to help…

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Protect yourself against these potentially dangerous insects. This resource has been supplemented with tick identification information provided by Ben’s Tick & Insect Repellent, American Hiking Society Sponsor. Summer brings warm weather and great hiking. Unfortunately, ticks appreciate the season as much as we do and they pose a serious…

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Enjoy the sunshine safely. Hiking offers overwhelming health benefits for those who take to the trail but the dangers associated with spending too much time in the sun are very real. According to the American Cancer Society one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime*. American…

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF When lightning strikes, make sure you are out of the way. Most of us have witnessed the awe-inspiring beauty of lightning shows: entire clouds illuminated by sudden discharges of electric current, with thunder echoing across the landscape. But while it can be beautiful, lightning is among the deadliest natural…

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Learn more about the bugs you’ll find out in the backcountry. STINGERS Insects such as bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets can leave painful stings, but usually don’t attack unless they are attacked first. Unfortunately, an unsuspecting hiker can disturb a hive by accident and will suffer the consequences…

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