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
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
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
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
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