Tags: Highlights

Pacific Northwest NST: 2018 Highlights

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) OUTREACH Launched an entirely new, feature rich website to promote the PNT and provide trail users with up-to-date information for enjoying the trail safely and responsibly. Installed new PNT thunderbird servicemark signage along the length of the trail in five…

Pacific Crest NST: 2018 Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Launched PCTA’s Trail Town pilot program with the city of Mt. Shasta, CA, featuring a major public event July 21, 2018. Organized a joint event with Appalachian Trail Conservancy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both trails’ establishment as…

North Country NST: 2018 Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Continued the Hike 100 program, encouraging hikers to log 100 miles on the trail and added a Hike 50 program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. More than 1,000 people from 24 States earned…

New England NST: 2018 Highlights

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) OUTREACH Launched the NET Hike 50 Challenge, which attracted more that 1,500 participants from 16 States and four countries who hiked, ran, volunteered, and shared pictures and stories. Celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National…

Natchez Trace NST: 2018 Highlights

Natchez Trace Parkway Association (NTPA) OUTREACH The National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway Association, and Chickasaw Nation representatives presented educational guided hikes along sections of the historic trail to observe the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System. News articles about the event increased awareness…

Ice Age NST: 2018 Highlights

Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) OUTREACH Celebrated 60 years of IATA supporting the trail. More than 300 community members and volunteers gathered in August at Ice Age Trail Days in Cross Plains, WI, both the headquarters of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and a designated…

Florida NST: 2018 Highlights

Florida Trail Association (FTA) OUTREACH Rejuvenated the Gateway Communities program in nine towns along the length of the trail. Introduced the first ever Florida Trail Passport. Stamps can be collected at participating Gateway Community businesses as a fun way for hikers to engage and support…

Continental Divide NST: 2018 Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) OUTREACH CDTC, partner organizations, and agency partners signed the entire trail by its 40th anniversary through the “Blaze the CDT” effort.   CDTC added three new Gateway Communities. CDTC expanded its Trail Adopter program by adding over 50 new trail adopters…

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…

Appalachian NST: 2018 Highlights

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) OUTREACH Stationed 30 ridgerunners along the Trail to assist thousands of day hikers, weekend backpackers and thru-hikers—providing essential Leave No Trace™ information while monitoring and maintaining the state of the A.T. Celebrated the 50th anniversary of NTSA with several regional events…