April 9, 2015

“Last evening when I was in the trackless woods, the great mysterious night becoming more mysterious in the thickening darkness, I gave up hope of finding food or a house bed, and searched only for a dry spot on which …

27 March 2015

I picked up some very powerful statistics from an article entitled “Trails Make Good Economic Sense” that appeared in the American Hiking Society’s American Hiker, Spring 2014.  Here are two of the best:   The annual economic value of outdoor …

March 9, 2015

Quote from John Burroughs “A better world I have never wanted. I could not begin to exhaust the knowledge and the delights of this one. I have found within it deep within deep worlds within a world, an endless series …

February 27, 2015

Thoughts from the Pacific Crest Trail “I’d read the section in my guidebook about the trail’s history the winter before, but it wasn’t until now – a couple of miles out of Burney Falls, as I walked in my flimsy …

20 February 2015

Over a two-day period in early January, over 30 hikers set off from the Oasis Visitors Center in Big Cypress National Preserve on the Tamiami Trail to hike all 1400 miles of the Florida Trail to Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands …

January 16, 2015 This is our first blog.

You may remember that the president signed into law a budget submitted to him by the House back in early January. In that bill there was $28M of funding for the National Trails System. Funds are to come from the …