Tags: Pathways

2020 Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail Highlights

Mormon Trails Association (MTA) PROTECTION Inventory — NPS initiated Cooperative Environmental Studies Unit agreement with Middle Tennessee State University to conduct a historic building inventory along the Mormon Pioneer NHT from Illinois to central Nebraska. Exhibits — NPS managed contract for 10 low-profile wayside and…

2020 Pony Express National Historic Trail Highlights

National Pony Express Association (NPEA) OUTREACH   Events — Christmas Card Rides were put together by NPEA for trail communities in Kansas and Wyoming, collecting cards and letters from Pony Express drop boxes and delivering them by horseback to the USPS.  PROTECTION Maintenance — NPEA…

2020 Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail Highlights

Nez Perce Trail Foundation (NPTF) OUTREACH Programs — NPTF participated in the Wreaths Across America Day event. The focus of the wreath laying ceremony was to recognize and remember the Nez Perce son of Captain William Clark known by the name of Haláx̣ túuqit (Daytime…

2020 Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Highlights

National Park Service (NPS) OUTREACH Equipment — STSP trail staff developed a mobile visitor center for the Star-Spangled Banner NHT. Programs & Partnerships —  STSP trail staff collaborated with National Mall for a 10-day Facebook program that interpreted the story of the invasion of Washington…

2020 Old Spanish National Historic Trail Highlights

Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) OUTREACH Media — The Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) filmed video footage documenting segments of the longest waterless stretch of the trail at Emigration Pass and Resting Springs in the Mojave Desert. This video footage will document the Old Spanish…

2020 Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Highlights

Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) OUTREACH Website — TOTA developed an internet hub regarding the forced removal of the Southern Tribes. The website provides a collection of research papers, including studies of extant witness structures, preservation guides, conference presentations, and links to other resources offering…

2020 Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Highlights

Ala Kahakai Trail Association (ATA) E Mau Nā Ala Hele (E Mau) OUTREACH Programs — During the pandemic, the ATA continued taking small groups of hikers along the trail in accordance with State restrictions for gatherings. PROTECTION Signs — ATA maintained signs and replaced lost…

2020 New England National Scenic Trail Highlights

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) OUTREACH Website — The New England Trail Partnership launched a new website to include an interactive map, overnight site reservation system, thru-hiking page and other new features, amassing 23,000 visitors since its launch.  PROTECTION Trailhead…

2020 Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Virtual Training — Monthly training sessions were offered for the new tabling program, COVID-19 safety protocols, and online versions of the “Trail Skills College Curriculum”—including “100 Intro to Trail Maintenance” & “101 Intro to Trail Scouting”. Virtual Engagement —…

2020 Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH Program — The story of the Overmountain Victory NHT was presented through a virtual program on social media through collaboration between the OVTA, the USFS, Southeast Region National Parks Sites, and the South Carolina State Parks.  Celebration — Battle…