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published May 24, 2021
Jamie Stone with Outdoorish
Hiking is widely recognized as one of the healthiest hobbies anyone can have, and for a good reason too. When we break it down to plain physics, walking activates most muscle groups, which not only keeps us in shape but also conditions us to become more resilient to all bodily ailments and harms.
published Jun 1, 2015
American Hiking Society
Fifty years ago President Johnson set in motion the establishment of a national system of trails for America. Since LBJ’s famous speech outlining his vision, America has accomplished much . . .
published Jun 30, 2018
The phenomena of thru-hiking has been on a dramatic rise, spurring hikers to venture onto increasingly remote and challenging trails over extended periods of time. Despite the recent popularity of thru-hiking, the field remains relatively unstudied. In recreation,
the expectations held beforehand have been linked to perceptions after an activity, but this has not been explored in thru-hiking.
published Jun 1, 2013
This study evaluated pack weight to understand the limits of long-term load carriage. Participants were Appalachian Trail hikers who attempted to complete the entire trail in the 2012 season.
published Jan 1, 2009
The purpose of this research was to examine the outcomes prompting hiking along the Appalachian Trail (AT).
published Jan 1, 2020
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.
published Jan 1, 2010
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
published Nov 11, 2019
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.
published Oct 8, 2019
An American Trails book review by Jim Schmid.
posted Jun 11, 2019
The Weed Patch Mountain Trail (WPM Trail) is a 8.6 mile multi-use backcountry trail implemented with state-of-the-art sustainable design and construction to offer a world class user experience in the Hickory Nut Gorge to hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers.
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