Tags: PNTS

Historic trails course: NTIR partners with the University of New Mexico

by Frank Norris, Angelica Sanchez-Clark, and Jeff Denny, Staff, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service Reaching new audiences for our national historic trails among a generation eager for something beyond the traditional pioneer narrative is a continuing challenge for trail historians and interpreters across the…

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail – 10th Anniversary

by Johnny Carawan, Acting Trail Administrator, WARO, National Park Service The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) is a series of 680 miles of roads used by the Continental Army under the command of George Washington and the Expédition Particulière under the command of Jean-Baptiste…

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail – 10th Anniversary

by Jeff Kish, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Trail Association The phrase “Tomorrow, the Pacific Ocean!” is credited as the catalyst that led to the creation of the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), which was written by renowned northwest guidebook author Harvey Manning and published in the 1970…

New England National Scenic Trail – 10th Anniversary

by Charles Tracy, Trail Administrator, NET, National Park Service Designated in 2009 as the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), this historic 220-mile hiking trail route has been in existence for more than 70 years. Providing a “close to home” trail experience that exemplifies the primary…

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…

Celebrating 10 years as part of the National Trails System

In 2009, four new national scenic and historic trails joined the National Trails System, bringing the total number of Congressionally designated trails to 30. In 2019, nonprofit and Federal partners shared each trail’s history, accomplishments, and 10th anniversary events. To learn more about the trails, visit…

Gary Werner receives Outstanding Trail Leaders award

by American Trails Adapted from a May 2019 Advancing Trails Award news release Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System, was awarded by American Trails during the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, held April 28-May 1, 2019, in…

Trail Apprentice Spotlight – Marshall Alford

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from former Trail Apprentice submissions available at www.pnts.org It’s been 10 years since the Partnership for the National Trails System first offered Trail Apprentice (TA) scholarships, funded by multiple Federal agencies, to young adults. We caught up…

National Trails System 50th book to benefit PNTS

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from news releases Steve Elkinton, former National Park Service (NPS) Program Leader for the National Trails System, has written the book, “A Grand Experiment—The National Trails System at 50.” Learn how the concept of a National Trails…

The trails are there for you

by Heather Anderson, Author “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (2019, Mountaineers Books) The National Trails System has played a pivotal role in my life for the last 16 years. The day after I graduated college, I took my first steps northward from Springer Mountain, GA on…