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American Hiking is stoked to announce our 2019 class of NextGen Trail Leaders. Over the year, these inspiring stars will champion diversity in the outdoors and fight to protect our public lands.
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Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues
It has been widely publicized the absence of African Americans in our National Parks, both in employees and visitors. To counter this trend, Teresa Baker of Outdoor Afro set up a retracing project on the Buffalo Soldiers Trail. “Through this…Read More
It’s that time again—preparations for a very special Saturday in June are underway! And as always, ParksbyNature is so excited about American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, which falls on June 7th this year. It’s a big one: National Trails…Read More