Join the American Hiking Society
Have you taken up hiking as a new form of family recreation? Are you a serious hiker that spends hours on challenging trails? Do you want to find a way to become more involved in hiking across the nation? Hikers of any background will want to check out the "American Hiking Society". This society is an alliance of local hiking clubs and provides a wealth of resources and activities for hikers of any background.
They have a bounty of events to choose from including National Trails Day and Winter Trails Day. Thousands of trail events are held across the nation in June and January encouraging hikers to get involved in conservation and other hiking activities. For example, during the Winter Trails Day hikers can learn how to snowshoe, cross country ski, and many other winter activities along the hiking trails. It is a great way to meet up with fellow hikers and experience the richness and fun of hiking.
Hikers can also participate in volunteer vacations, jobs, and internships. During 2005 they planned 1-2 week volunteer trips where hikers can lend a hand in building footpaths, cabins, and shelters. Hikers will not only be able to bond with their fellow hikers, but add value to the beauty of the hiking experience for others. It is a learning experience that is priceless.
Do you hike because you are trying to increase your fitness? The American Hiking Association has found the hiking trails just for you. They have identified the top ten "fitness" trails all across the country. These trails are sure to give you a great workout. Plus, you can skip the confines and boredom of your regular gym workout. The majority of the trails are situated on the East and West coasts. A trail overview including length and terrain are provided. This will help you to get started on your fitness hike.
Want to find other hikers in your area? Looking for a local hiking club to join? Not sure where to look? You're in luck because the American Hiking Association offers a national trails directory from which you can find a hiking group near you. Contact information for local hiking clubs is available on their website.
Need new hiking gear for your next trip? Searching for a book on trail information? The American Hiking Association has a hiking store with gear, maps, guides, and trail tools. Best of all, if you become a member, you will receive a discount on your purchase. A portion of you purchase will be set aside for trail conservation. Skip searching around piece meal for hiking gear and head to their online hiking store that will have everything you need.
The American Hiking Association is a one stop shop for all your hiking needs. Become a member today and boost your hiking experience. Connect with local hikers, volunteer, and become involved in the hiking community. For more information and how to join, check out their website at http://www.americanhiking.org/
Monica Marty is a hiking fan and the webmaster of http://hikingtrailfinder.com/ where you will find a directory and information on Hiking
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
Academy Sports and Outdoors partners with Huntsville Hospital Foundation to donate shopping sprees to two breast ... - WAFF
Mount Kenya - Up High at God's Mountain
Mount Kenya is Africa's second highest mountain, after Kilimanjaro. It is estimated to be 2.
No Artificial Ingredients Indeed
Back from our family's vacation to Costa Rica, I am left feeling extremely grateful for not only the well-received rest and relaxation with family; I enjoyed exhilarating experiences previously unimaginable.Costa Rica's ad in this Sunday's New York Times includes the tagline "No Artificial Ingredients.
Whale Watching - The Biggest Show on Earth
Whale watching is a spellbinding, entertaining, and thought-provoking adventure trip. It's a show with the largest mammals on earth as the star performers.
The Different Styles of Tents Available
The dictionary defines a tent as 'a portable shelter usually of canvas or other cloth stretched over poles or supports and fastened to the ground with pegs and ropes'. That definition covers a wide variety of structures in many sizes, shapes and styles.
Amazing Trek Across TIbet!
Today Bookpleasures and Sketchandtravel are pleased to have as our guest, Brandon Wilson, author of Yak Butter Blues.In 1992, Brandon and his wife Cheryl travelled 40 days from early October to the end of November in 1992 over 1000 kilometers travelling along the ancient pilgrimage route across Tibet.
Canoe Trip with Nature
A canoe trip is a great way to appreciate Nature!A well-planned canoe trip is always filled with fun and adventure. If you love cruising the sea or the beautiful lake areas then a canoe trip would be a great choice for you.
Scotland - The New White Water Rafting Capital of Europe
Scotland has taken its place as the new Mecca for white water rafting and extreme sports enthusiasts. With over 120 activity centres around the country you can do it all here - from jumping off cliffs, sliding through canyons and rolling down hills in plastic balls, to more traditional activities such as white water rafting, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting.
Find a Camping Gear Outlet Near You
When you search online for a camping gear outlet you will find camping gear at great discounts like tents, sleeping materials like sleeping bags, navigation and survival items, camping furniture and lanterns, tools, knives and optics, personal care equipment, backpacks, camping cookware, and other camping stuff.If the camp gear outlet you find is an established one, you will find some of the best sales and discounts on clearance items as well as discontinued ones.
A Review of Inflatable Boat Manufacturers
There are many manufacturers of inflatable boats on the market today. Included below is an overview of each of the key manufacturers.
New Technologies in Camping and Outdoor Clothing Enhance the Outdoor Experience
Camping is an excellent way to explore and experience the outdoors. The weather needn't be an obstacle to what sorts of climates and places you might trek to.
Inflatable Pontoon Boats
Bryce Whitmore designed the modern whitewater inflatable pontoon boat, and in fact designed several models. The one that has been produced the most is a three-tube model of unparalleled maneuverability and load bearing capacity.
The Pyramids of Giza
The most famous Egyptian pyramids to be built are the Great Pyramids of Giza, located in the outskirts of present-day Cairo. There are over 100 Egyptian pyramids of various sizes, and over 50 more in neighboring Sudan.
Costa Rica: Land of Natural Wonders
Costa Rica is a small country - just 75 mi/120 km separates the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea at the narrowest spot - Costa Rica still has some of the most diverse scenery in the world. Its coasts have both sandy beaches and marshy swamps, while its interior is dotted with volcanoes, dense with rain forests and abundant with unusual flora.
Going it Alone: The Waterfall at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska
I stood at the observation point on the balcony at the Visitor Center overlooking the great Mendenhall Glacier at Juneau, Alaska. Before me was a beautiful scene.
RV Camping at Casinos
There's nothing that will quicken the interest of RVers like the prospect of free overnight parking. Places such as Wal-Mart parking lots, and truck stops, are well known freebies, and if you are on the move in your RV, expanding the list of possible free overnight camping locations will broaden your options.
Stay Out of That Old Mine!
It seems like the most adventurous thing in the world. That dark opening in the hillside beckons, tantalizes, excites.
Bird Watching Tips
Simply sitting and watching birds is a popular hobby around the world. It's fun and relaxing at the same time.
Lake Winnipesaukee - The Smile of the Great Spirit
Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest and one of the deepest lakes in New Hampshire. Centered in the popular vacation area known as the Lakes Region it provides 4-season pleasure for millions every year.
Trekking in Jordan
1st day : Airport / Amman, O/N Our representative will meet clients at the Airport, arrange their Visa and transfer them to Amman, check in at one of Amman's Hotels, dinner and overnight. ( L, D)2nd day : Amman, Wadi Zarqa Ma'in, Dana Hotel Will have to start early for a walking day after your breakfast in Amman, transfer to Wadi Zarqa Ma'in: Wadi Zarqa Ma'in is supposed to be the "Valley of God" Nahaliel mentioned in the Bible as a camping place.
Bird Watching in the East Usambara Mountains of Tanzania
The Usamabara Mountains are very special mountains, often that tired cliché is used comparing them to Switzerland. These mountains are defiantly African mountains, not European but African.
|home | site map | Ocean Photography|