Corporate Sponsors

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Support the companies who support us!  Scroll down this page to see our generous corporate sponsors.

American Hiking Society's corporate sponsors provide significant support to our conservation and awareness programs and share a strong commitment to protecting trails across the country. We offer customized, annual sponsorship packages for businesses of all sizes and kinds, with a level to suit every budget. We are also looking for product donations that will contribute to the success of our trail stewardship and outdoor recreation programs – and will simultaneously enable your product to gain exposure. For companies seeking another type of involvement, we are now offering modestly-priced advertising space in our monthly e-newsletter, Paperless Trail. All three of these avenues offer valuable opportunities for your company to connect with AHS members and supporters.

Learn more about how your business can help protect trails and the hiking experience and contact Kim Lyons, Director of Development at [email protected].


Benefactor Partners

For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America’s most-popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company’s beers lead numerous beer segments and combined hold 46.4 percent share of the U.S. beer market. Budweiser and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita were named Brands of the Year for the Beer and the Spirits, Malt Beverages and Wine categories, respectively, by Ace Metrix® in 2014. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 16 local breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities across the United States, representing a capital investment of more than $15.9 billion. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is among the global company’s largest and most technologically capable breweries. Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and five other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit Michelob_ULTRA_Logo_Primary

Founded in 1938 in Portland, Ore., Columbia Sportswear Company has grown from a small family-owned hat distributorship to one of the world's largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. Columbia is proud to support National Trails Day®.

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REI is passionate about the outdoors. They are committed to inspiring and educating others to experience the benefits of active outdoor lifestyles, protecting and enhancing shared natural spaces, and mentoring the next generation of outdoor stewards. They support hundreds of nonprofit organizations and are actively engaged in our communities across the country. REI is proud to support Volunteer Vacations and the Hiking Trails in America report - Pathways to Health.

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Founded in 1912, L.L.Bean is a leading retailer of quality apparel, sporting gear and home furnishings for outdoor enthusiasts. The company partners with conservation and recreation organizations that promote conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. L.L.Bean is a proud Charter Sponsor of the National Trails Fund.


Contributor Partners

The North Face provides performance apparel, equipment, footwear, and accessories. Offering the most technically advanced products on the market, The North Face is the choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, extreme skiers, mountaineers, snowboarders, and explorers. The North Face is committed to pushing the limits of design so that customers can push their limits outdoors and Never Stop Exploring™. The North Fave to proud to support Volunteer Vacations and Alternative Break stewardship programs.  Explore Fund_2013_CYMK Left Smaller copy

Popular Mechanics is hitting the trail for the ultimate well-equipped adventure. Join us as w e team up with American Hiking Society and Go RVing for a purpose-powered challenge to rebuild some of America’s greatest trails with the right tools. On National Trails Day® in June, Geared: Trail Edition will kick off at the Crystal Lake trailhead in the San Gab riel Mountains National Monument to help hikers to gear up, get out and give back to the great outdoors.


Since 1977, Superfeet has helped people accomplish some pretty amazing things by changing the way their shoes fit, feel and perform. All our biomechanically correct products are based on the principles of podiatric medicine and can help a wide range of foot health related issues. Superfeet is proud to support National Trails Day®.


Therm-a-Rest® invented the first self-inflating mattress in 1971, and our offerings have since grown to include mattresses, sleeping bags, hammocks, chairs, pillows, cots and more. We remain the leader in camp comfort innovation and quality and still build the vast majority of our products in our home, Seattle, WA. We are proud to support the work of the American Hiking Society in a shared goal of improving the outdoor experience for foot-powered adventurers. Therm-a-Rest is proud to support National Trails Day®.


Ally Partners

Backpacker's Pantry is a family owned and operated business dedicated to exploring and preserving our natural environment. Backpacker's Pantry has been making tasty and nutritious freeze-dried and dehydrated meals for over 50 years and will be providing meals for some of this year's Volunteer Vacation work crews. Our Chef BackpackerLogo2011

LOWA is proud to help American Hiking Society promote an active outdoor lifestyle for the entire family. Since 1923, we've been handcrafting footwear in Europe under the world's most stringent manufacturing, environmental and labor standards. We offer a full line of boots and shoes for men, women, and children, and are the only outdoor boot manufacturer to be granted ISO 9001 status for highest quality construction and process standards.


From its humble beginnings in 1974 to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Our mission is to create innovative high-performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment.


Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish. To date the League has completed the purchase of more than 190,000 acres of redwood forest and associated land. Save the Redwoods League is proud to support National Trails Day.

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Vasque, a company rich in heritage, understands the outdoors is a state of mind and specializes in creating trail ready footwear for trail ready lives. For more than 45 years, their focus has been thoughtfully designed and carefully built performance footwear to take the next generation of trail users wherever the trail goes. Vasque is proud to support Volunteer Vacations.


Friend Partners

For over 25 years, Adventure® Medical Kits has produced innovative first aid, survival and skincare products that help people enjoy safe outdoor adventures. Co-developed with the world’s top wilderness medicine and survival experts, Adventure Medical Kit’s products are specially designed to prevent and treat common injuries and ailments that can occur during a variety of outdoor activities. To further enjoy your outdoor experiences, use other Tender Corporation products such as  – Survive Outdoors Longer®, After Bite®, Natrapel® Picaridin based Insect Repellent and Ben’s® Tick & Insect Repellent. AMK Be Safe Logo BLACK.RED

Established in 2002, Astral has grown to specialize in high performance footwear alongside its industry-leading safety gear for paddlers. Independently owned and operated with a sincere commitment to making products of the highest performance and style for use in Nature. Astral is based in the year-round outdoor wonderland of Asheville, NC and has satellite offices in Bend, Saigon, Ketchum and Nottingham.


Innovation, quality and an appreciation of the outdoors: The passions of our founder, Eddie Bauer, remain the cornerstone of the Eddie Bauer business today. In conjunction with innovative design and exceptional customer service, Eddie Bauer offers premium-quality clothing, accessories, and gear for men and women that complement today's modern outdoor lifestyle. Eddie Bauer is proud to support American Hiking Society.

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As a leading publisher of information for the enthusiast, FalconGuides takes great pride in leading the way to the great outdoors: now with more than 1000 titles covering the spectrum of outdoor activities; from hiking and rock climbing to preservation and identification, supported by travel information. FalconGuides, Outfit your mind.


Founded in 1953, Icard Merill is a full-service law firm based out of Sarasota, Florida. The firm's 15 individual practice groups, working both independently and cooperatively, strive to provide the most thorough representation possible. The firm's land use group consists of some of the most preeminent land use attorneys in the State of Florida. The firm is proud to support the American Hiking Society both as a sponsor and by Bradley J. Ellis, Esq., a land use attorney at the firm, serving on the American Hiking Society's Board of Directors. For more information, visit


LED Lenser is the worldwide leader of LED light manufacturing, with more than 200 patents and awards for design and engineering, including the Advanced Focus System and Smart Light Technology. LED Lenser's products are sold in more than 50 countries around the world.


LEKI, the world's leading manufacturer of ski, hiking and trekking poles, had its start in Kircheim, Germany. LEKI poles can be found just about anywhere - from your local hiking trail to the summit of Mount Everest - and are fully adjustable and collapsible for easy travel and storage.


Menasha Ridge Press, established in 1982, and Wilderness Press, established in 1967, are the leading publishers of outdoor recreation and travel guidebooks, nature and reference guides, and maps. The award-winning, best-selling books and series produced by Menasha Ridge Press and Wilderness Press are widely recognized for their innovation, authority, and meticulous attention to detail.

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Your True Nature was established in 1999, by visionary author and artist, Ilan Shamir. Your True Nature has been inspiring people with clever Advice from Nature® products for almost two decades, including the original and famous work, 'Advice from a Tree®'. The story is deeply rooted in caring for the earth, planting trees, and using heart-tickling inspiration to celebrate life. As a leader in environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, Your True Nature is 100% replanted and works hard to reduce, reuse, and recycle in as many ways as possible. The company is proud to give back to their community and NGOs working hard to protect and promote Nature. The 'Advice from a Trail™' products give 10% of sales to American Hiking Society, helping to endorse the conservation of hiking trails. It is their hope that people will explore nature and take the Trail’s Advice to “Find inspiration around every turn.”  

Swiftwick is a team of athletes serving athletes with a shared passion for a fun, active lifestyle.  It’s where they started and remains one of their core values. The original Swiftwick socks were conceived and developed by a mountain bike racer seeking a better product for his team. Since then, we have been fortunate to grow the Swiftwick tribe across the country and around the world. All the while, we’ve been there with you.


The Wildland Trekking Company provides guided hiking tours and backpacking trips to North America's most beautiful and wild landscapes, including the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Zion, Bryce, the Grand Staircase, Yellowstone, Yosemite, or Rocky Mountain National Park. Our tours are expert-led and all-inclusive. Whichever destination you choose, we'll make it an unforgettable journey!

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Media Sponsors

American Park Network® is the most comprehensive source of information on America's favorite National Parks and has been America's leading publisher of visitor guide magazines for national parks for more than two decades. APN_logo

Backpacker, the magazine of wilderness travel, helped launch the first National Trails Day® event in 1993 and has continued to support NTD as a national media sponsor. Backpacker proudly promotes membership in AHS and encourages hikers of all levels to get outside through its national Get Out More! tour.


SNEWS provides outdoor, winter sports and fitness industry news to the business community through insider perspective on relevant news, trend coverage, product launches, and industry benchmarking reports.

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Trailspace is the backcountry gear guide dedicated to helping hikers, backpackers, and climbers gear up and get out. Trailspace publishes independent reviews, news, and information about thousands of outdoor products, helping backcountry users find dependable gear that lets them get out and enjoy human-powered backcountry activities.

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Additional Supporters

Whether creating art or climbing mountains, The Muir Project seeks to inspire others to share in the beauty that is our world. Screenings of our documentary, called Mile... Mile & a Half, are being held at various locations around the country during 2013. The movie depicts our adventures during a 25-day journey on the famous John Muir Trail.  Along the way, we were joined by musicians, painters, teachers, and other adventure-seekers, all of whom became part of the story. Check for a showing near you, and watch for upcoming online sales of our DVD. the muir project
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