Prepping for National Trails Day

There are over 200,000 miles of trails across America – and they didn’t get there on their own. It takes a lot of planning, effort, and dedication to forge and maintain pathways. That’s what the American Hiking Society is helping celebrate during the 2011 National Trails Day (NTD).

Trails take you on adventures! (Photo: M.Kopp)


Trails inspire, motivate, challenge and improve not only our physical but mental health. They climb and dip, meander and beeline. Trails can be long or short, smooth or rough, easy or difficult. They take us to places we’ve never been, as well as those places we chose to go again and again.

June 4th, 2011 is the official National Trails Day. You can participate in scheduled events or you can register now with your club or organization and get involved with planning additional NTD events. Your group can also purchase gear kits – valued at $250 – for ony $74.95 as a thank you for volunteering.

Each kit includes:

  • LiteSpeed pack from Columbia 
  • Fuel 3 headlamp from Princeton Tec
  • xCup from Sea To Summit
  • Inversion bag from Merrell
  • 27 oz. Klean Kanteen 
  • 12 single serving bags of GU Energy chomps
  • Coupon for 5 free map downloads from National Geographic
  • 6 single serving Olympic Granola Bars
  • Backcountry repair kit from Osprey Packs
  • Field Organizer from Brooks-Range Mountaineering
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm from  All Terrain
  • 5 official National Trails Day t-shirts (1 M, 2 L, 2 XL)
  • Posters, tattoos, NTD patch, and more!

Be sure to sign up for the American Hiking Society’s Paperless Trail to receive updates and additional information.

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