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PDF version of letter The Honorable Pete Sessions                                                                                  The Honorable James McGovern Chairman     …

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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 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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“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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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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Participate in AZT IN A DAY The speed record for completing the 800-mile Arizona Trail (AZT) by foot is 15 days, 22 hours and 39 minutes by Michael Versteeg in October 2016. That same month, and no less impressive, Heather “Anish” Anderson set the fastest self-supported hike at 19 days, 17 hours and 9 minutes.…

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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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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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Silver Spring, MD – 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®…

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HR1026 Vote Rec American Hiking Society (PDF) June 5, 2018 Re: American Hiking Society Urges Support of H.R. 1026 Dear Representative, As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act and work to realize the completion and connection of our National Trails System, American Hiking Society strongly supports the passage of H.R.…

The post American Hiking Society Statement of Support- H.R. 1026, North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act-Floor Vote appeared first on American Hiking Society.

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