At American Hiking Society (AHS), we envision a world where everyone feels a sense of belonging in the hiking community and has lasting access to meaningful hiking experiences, be that in urban, frontcountry, or backcountry settings. To ensure we are truly moving toward our vision where everyone feels a sense of belonging in the hiking community, it is our responsibility to understand and address historic and current barriers, disadvantages, and mistreatment experienced by people as they hike or consider hiking. It is our responsibility to serve as a catalyst for positive change in service of a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive (JEDI) hiking community.
It’s imperative that our crew leaders share and encourage this sentiment and are supportive of our full commitment to hikers. By submitting this application you are confirming you have read AHS’s commitment to hikers and will share in these efforts for positive change in service of a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive hiking community.