Tags: Arizona Trail Association

Arizona National Scenic Trail – 10th Anniversary

by Matt Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association When Dale Shewalter, a school teacher from Flagstaff, AZ, stood on top of Coronado Peak near the U.S./Mexico border in the late 1970s and imagined a single trail connecting deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, communities, and people, the dream…

Arizona NST: 2018 Highlights

Arizona Trail Association (ATA) OUTREACH Translated Arizona Trail Junior Explorer Handbook into Spanish and distributed throughout the State. Installed eight new Gateway Community signs in four communities. Partnered with Latino Outdoors to engage more diverse volunteers. New, modern website. PROTECTION Signed MOU with county and…

Historic Monument: Obelisk marks Arizona Trail northern terminus

by Matthew J. Nelson, Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association (adapted from Arizona Trail News) The Arizona National Scenic Trail’s (AZT) most photographed features include the Grand Canyon, Picketpost Mountain, saguaro cacti, sunsets, and Border Monument 102 at the trail’s southern terminus. For thru-hikers, the…

Arizona NST 2017 Highlights

Arizona Trail Association (ATA) OUTREACH Gear Girls — Held program engaging young women in mountain biking, snowsports, and trail work through REI grant. Trail Skills Institute — Held five successful training courses to teach sustainable trail design, dry stone masonry and armoring techniques, corridor maintenance,…