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New Endeavors for Chelsea Bodamer of the PNTS

Chelsea Bodamer has accepted an event coordinator position with Western Washington University and will be departing from her Outreach and Youth Programs Coordinator role with the Partnership for the National Trails System.  Chelsea received her bachelor’s degree in media and professional communications with a certificate…

Make the connection – the National Trails System

I am Alex Stigliano, Program Director for the Florida Trail Association. I devoted a decade of my career to teaching outdoor leadership skills to students of all ages because I believe it is the perfect classroom. People see themselves, each other, and their world most…

Find America’s Trails – Out There!

At 13, I was the smallest boy in my class. “Hey, Shrimp!” was a refrain often heard. On a 50-mile backpacking trip, my 80-pound body wrestled with a 35-pound pack. But “out there,” I found scenes more beautiful than pictures on a museum wall. Out…


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