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published Mar 2018

Slow Down, Walk, and Listen

by Jim Schmid

The author walked over 4,000 miles from his home in Chadds Ford, PA to New Orleans and San Francisco. His goals were to learn something about his own behavior and beliefs, and also to learn about the lives and beliefs of the people he met along the way.


Feb 25, 2021

Journeys North: A Thru-Hike of the Pacific Crest Trail

Experience what it’s like to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail from National Geographic’s “dean of America’s long-distance trails.”


published Oct 2019

Ramble On: A History of Hiking

by Jim Schmid

An American Trails book review by Jim Schmid.


Dec 10, 2020

Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks

Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks includes a wealth of practical advice on how to visit and hike the national parks and concludes with a plea to readers to evolve from national park visitors to national park stewards. This book would make a great holiday gift!


published Feb 2021

Book Review of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid shares his review of this recently released book. In Journeys North, legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada.


published Feb 2020

Book Review: The Greenway Imperative

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Chuck Flink's newest book "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future"


published Nov 2020

Book Review: "Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks"

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

American Trails contributor Sam Demas reviews "Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks" by Robert and Martha Manning


published Apr 2018

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

by Jim Schmid

In this conversational and personal account, journalist Florence Williams travels widely to track down our deep connection to the natural landscape.


published Nov 2018

The World is Our Classroom

by Jim Schmid

Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas.


published Jan 2018

Park Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicles

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The Park Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicles, an expansive 200-page illustrated manual, is the only publication of its kind.


published Aug 2021

Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Cindy Ross' new book "Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails"