AHS Welcomes Carolyn Hartfield as Ambassador
American Hiking Society is excited to welcome Carolyn Hartfield to the Ambassador Program of AHS- promoting the physical health and mental benefits of hiking and inspiring seniors to explore the great outdoors. Carolyn Hartfield is an outdoor enthusiast who leads others on hiking, camping, zip lining, cycling, spelunking, tree climbing, whitewater rafting, kayaking — you name it […] The post AHS W...
#HikingMakesMe Interview – Carolyn Hartfield
American Hiking Society Ambassador, Carolyn Hartfield, responds to our #HikingMakesMe interview. 1. My name is Carolyn Hartfield. 2. When I go on a hike, I never leave home without my customized backpack I had embroidered for my Hartfield’s Hikers Grand Canyon 65th Birthday Adventure Tour, of which I am very proud to have shared the […] The post #HikingMakesMe Interview – Carolyn Hartfield appeare...
5 Simple Ways to Deepen your Hiking Experience with Poetry
Consider why you feel a need to tramp through often harsh, uncomfortable trails to the wild places of the world. Essentially, this motivation can be boiled down to a need to connect with nature, and a need to connect with yourself. Writing poetry is one of the oldest, most tried-and-true methods of fostering a more […] The post 5 Simple Ways to Deepen your Hiking Experience with Poetry appeared fi...
Spring into a Service Adventure
There’s no better way to create your own sunshine and chase those winter blues away than on a Volunteer Vacation this Spring. Get out in nature, enjoy campfire camaraderie, make new friends, and give back to the trails you love as you celebrate the season. Here are just a few of the exciting opportunities volunteers […] The post Spring into a Service Adventure appeared first on American Hiking Soc...
10 Best Hikes in Ohio
The Buckeye State is the home of the American Football Hall of Fame, the birthplace of seven American presidents, and some of the most incredible places to load up a pack and blaze a trail. The temperate climate and small rugged hills beckon to those who have a thirst for nature. A hike enjoyed in […] The post 10 Best Hikes in Ohio appeared first on American Hiking Society.
2017 National Trails Fund Now Accepting Applications
SILVER SPRING (January 17, 2017) – American Hiking Society is accepting applications for the 2017 National Trails Fund through February 17th, 2017. This exclusive grant program gives trail clubs and land managers the financial means necessary to complete critical hiking trail projects around the country. Grants awarded range in value from $500 to $3,000.More than half a million dollars […] The po...
Public Lands Encounter Grave New Threat
January 6, 2017 – This past Tuesday when House Republicans passed a rules package, the approach towards the Ethics Office caught most of the public’s attention. Yet, while that item did not pass, what did pass was a substantive change that would drastically ease the transfer of public lands. Under the new rules the House passed, […] The post Public Lands Encounter Grave New Threat appeared first o...