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New Endeavors for Chelsea Bodamer of the PNTS

Chelsea Bodamer has accepted a position with the University of Western Washington and will be departing from her Outreach and Youth Programs Coordinator role with the PNTS. Chelsea became a Trail Apprentice in 2014 and joined the PNTS staff in 2015. In her work for the Partnership, Chelsea has…

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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