October is here, which means it's time to enter the 2nd annual American Trails Costume Contest!
In order to enter the American Trails Costume Contest, take a picture of yourself outdoors (preferably on a trail) in your costume, and send entries to [email protected] before November 1st!
• 1st place: American Trails gift basket with a one year membership, Trail Boss mug, ChicoBags from ITS 2019, 2017 and 2015, and trail mix ($140 value)
• 2nd place: American Trails one year membership, and a TRAIL BOSS mug ($90 value)
• 3rd place: Trail Boss mug ($15 value)
This first hand account from American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich is a great reminder about why you need to be prepared for yellowjackets on the trail.
Excess rain negatively impacted trail conditions and access to parks across the country. Flooded, muddy, impassable trails lingered for nearly four months, creating an impatient, ridged mindset in our perceived need to get on the trails. MUD… multiple, long stretches of quaggy, slippery mud with or without standing water were present longer than normal. We expect mud in the spring, but not for four months.
A totally unbiased analysis by a kayaker with a disability.