Anybody Up for A June 1 Highpoint Hike?

Anybody Up for A June 1 Highpoint Hike?

roger
roger

February 2nd, 2002, 4:01 pm #1

This message is from the American Hiking Society. Anybody out there want to organize a formal highpoint hike on Saturday, June 1?
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National Trails Day 2002 is June 1, 2002! Now that your preliminary thoughts
are together regarding your event, it is time to go to American Hiking
Society's web site for help. Simply go to
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html to register your event,
get ideas from past events, and download our new and updated fact sheets. We
will help you every step of the way!

Why Register Your Event?
1. Each registered event will receive 2 FREE official National Trails Day
posters and a FREE official National Trails Day banner.
2. All hosts will receive monthly emails with event organizing tips and
pointers.
3. All registered events will appear on American Hiking Society's web site,
which receives over 20,000 hits per month, at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/events.html.
4. If American Hiking Society knows about your event, we can to promote it
to our sponsors and other partners. In addition, we will be sending 25 AHS
Ambassadors to events all over the country.

National Trails Day 2002 - Trails for Health
At a time when an alarming number of Americans are suffering from obesity
and dying from heart disease and other ailments brought on by a sedentary
lifestyle, the American Hiking Society (AHS) has a remedy: Hit the trail on
National Trails Day, June 1, 2002.

This, the 10th anniversary of the annual event, is expected to bring over
one million trail enthusiasts out to celebrate their favorite pathways
across the country. The American Hiking Society invites hikers and
backpackers, walkers, bicyclists, canoeists and equestrians to register
their organization's National Trails Day events now on the Web at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html. This year's events will
especially focus on the just announced "Trails for Health" theme and fitness
issues surrounding trails.

"Our 'Trails for Health' message comes as a direct positive response to
Surgeon General David Satcher's recent warnings that the nation is
undergoing an obesity epidemic," says AHS president Mary Margaret Sloan.
"Getting outdoors, hiking or cycling a trail, is an excellent way to lose
excess pounds, improve health and simply enjoy yourself."

Coming Soon to www.AmericanHiking.org
2002 National Trails Day Event Organizer's Manual

2002 National Trails Day T-shirts and Other Promotional Materials
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Ken Akerman
Ken Akerman

February 4th, 2002, 3:29 pm #2

June 1 is the date of the open access hike to the summit of Mount Livermore, highest point of Jeff Davis County, Texas. Contact the West Texas chapter of the Nature Conservancy (owners of this mountain peak and the surrounding nature preserve) for more information.
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roger
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February 17th, 2002, 2:13 am #3

This message is from the American Hiking Society. Anybody out there want to organize a formal highpoint hike on Saturday, June 1?
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National Trails Day 2002 is June 1, 2002! Now that your preliminary thoughts
are together regarding your event, it is time to go to American Hiking
Society's web site for help. Simply go to
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html to register your event,
get ideas from past events, and download our new and updated fact sheets. We
will help you every step of the way!

Why Register Your Event?
1. Each registered event will receive 2 FREE official National Trails Day
posters and a FREE official National Trails Day banner.
2. All hosts will receive monthly emails with event organizing tips and
pointers.
3. All registered events will appear on American Hiking Society's web site,
which receives over 20,000 hits per month, at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/events.html.
4. If American Hiking Society knows about your event, we can to promote it
to our sponsors and other partners. In addition, we will be sending 25 AHS
Ambassadors to events all over the country.

National Trails Day 2002 - Trails for Health
At a time when an alarming number of Americans are suffering from obesity
and dying from heart disease and other ailments brought on by a sedentary
lifestyle, the American Hiking Society (AHS) has a remedy: Hit the trail on
National Trails Day, June 1, 2002.

This, the 10th anniversary of the annual event, is expected to bring over
one million trail enthusiasts out to celebrate their favorite pathways
across the country. The American Hiking Society invites hikers and
backpackers, walkers, bicyclists, canoeists and equestrians to register
their organization's National Trails Day events now on the Web at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html. This year's events will
especially focus on the just announced "Trails for Health" theme and fitness
issues surrounding trails.

"Our 'Trails for Health' message comes as a direct positive response to
Surgeon General David Satcher's recent warnings that the nation is
undergoing an obesity epidemic," says AHS president Mary Margaret Sloan.
"Getting outdoors, hiking or cycling a trail, is an excellent way to lose
excess pounds, improve health and simply enjoy yourself."

Coming Soon to www.AmericanHiking.org
2002 National Trails Day Event Organizer's Manual

2002 National Trails Day T-shirts and Other Promotional Materials
This is from AHS:

American Hiking Society's PAPERLESS TRAIL for February 2002 includes:
1. Exciting Conference News from the Southeast
2. Advocacy Week- less than a month away!
3. Mark June 1st on your calendars for National Trails Day
4. Winter Trails is a Success
5. Volunteer Vacation Info- fee waived
6. Paperless Trail Info



1***** Exciting Conference News from the Southeast *****1

After much preparation, the first ever Southeast Regional Foot Trails
Conference is set for April 26-28, 2002. It's an exciting opportunity for
AHS to help trail organizations and public agencies develop a regional
network of hiking trails throughout the popular areas of the Southeast.

The program includes educational sessions on how to engage the community,
and creatively fundraise in addition to important networking opportunities.
There will also be keynote presentations by Nimblewill Nomad and Tom Ross
(National Center for Recreation and Conservation).

This is what AHS is all about- establishing, protecting and maintaining foot
trails in America. Join us!
For more information go to http://www.americanhiking.org/alliance/sai.html



2***** Advocacy Week - less than a month away! *****2

Learn how to lobby for your trails during American Hiking Society's Trails
Advocacy Week, March 3-6, 2002. Advocacy Week provides training on trails
issues and advocacy skills plus networking opportunities with trail
activists from around the nation. Advocacy Week helps secure funding and
protection for the hiking trails and trail lands you use and enjoy. For more
information and to register, visit
http://www.americanhiking.org/alliance/advo_week.html or contact
CMontorfano@AmericanHiking.org.



3***** Mark June 1st on your calender *****3

The 10th Anniversary of National Trails Day is June 1, 2002. We expect over
a million trail enthusiasts across the country to celebrate their favorite
pathways. Get involved - either host or attend an event! AHS will help you
every step of the way.
For more information or to register an event, simply go to
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html.


4***** Winter Trails a success! *****4

The weather contributed perfectly to makes this year's Winter Trails events
a snowy success. AHS thanks everyone who worked so hard to make Winter
Trails possible and to everyone who attended. We want to offer a very
special thanks to our ambassadors for giving AHS a presence at every event.

ATTENTION TO COLORADO MEMBERS: Just like the snow season, Winter Trails is
not over yet! You still have an opportunity to take part in Winter Trails.
Check out our last event in Estes Park over the holiday weekend (February
16-18). For more info check the web at www.wintertrials.org.



5***** Volunteer Vacation Info *****5

Crew Leader and Skills Training Workshops
Don't miss your opportunity to learn basic trail maintenance and
construction and the fundamentals of leading a volunteer trail crew.
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/vv/index.html#crew

Registration Fee Waived!
We have waived the registration fee for Project #80 with the Florida Trail
Association and have changed the dates. For more details go to
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/vv/index.html



6*****Paperless Trail Info*****6

You are receiving this email as a benefit of your membership in American
Hiking Society. You will receive one email update per month, containing
notifications of new or upcoming American Hiking Society programs. If you
do not wish to receive this email, simply reply and type "unsubscribe AHS
members-only update."
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American Hiking Society
1422 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring MD 20910
Tel (301) 565-6704
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American Hiking Society's 25th Anniversary
~ Making strides in the trails community since 1976 ~
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roger
roger

March 20th, 2002, 3:17 pm #4

This is from the American Hiking Society:

Tomorrow, March 20, American Hiking Society and the National Trails Day
partners will announce the theme for National Trails Day 2002 - Trails for
Health - in a nationwide media campaign. Media outlets all over the US,
including CNN Headline News, will publicize National Trails Day and direct
people to the AHS web site - www.AmericanHiking.org.

Be sure to register your event by tomorrow so that America will see it!
Simply go to: http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/register.html, fill
out the simple form and click submit. By tomorrow morning your event
information will be viewable on the AHS web site at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/events.html.

As an added incentive, each registered National Trails Day event will
receive a free banner and two free posters. You may order additional
promotional information at: http://www.americanhiking.org/emporium/ntd.html

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Shirley Hearn
Shirley Hearn

March 22nd, 2002, 12:53 pm #5

This message is from the American Hiking Society. Anybody out there want to organize a formal highpoint hike on Saturday, June 1?
------------------------

National Trails Day 2002 is June 1, 2002! Now that your preliminary thoughts
are together regarding your event, it is time to go to American Hiking
Society's web site for help. Simply go to
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html to register your event,
get ideas from past events, and download our new and updated fact sheets. We
will help you every step of the way!

Why Register Your Event?
1. Each registered event will receive 2 FREE official National Trails Day
posters and a FREE official National Trails Day banner.
2. All hosts will receive monthly emails with event organizing tips and
pointers.
3. All registered events will appear on American Hiking Society's web site,
which receives over 20,000 hits per month, at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/events.html.
4. If American Hiking Society knows about your event, we can to promote it
to our sponsors and other partners. In addition, we will be sending 25 AHS
Ambassadors to events all over the country.

National Trails Day 2002 - Trails for Health
At a time when an alarming number of Americans are suffering from obesity
and dying from heart disease and other ailments brought on by a sedentary
lifestyle, the American Hiking Society (AHS) has a remedy: Hit the trail on
National Trails Day, June 1, 2002.

This, the 10th anniversary of the annual event, is expected to bring over
one million trail enthusiasts out to celebrate their favorite pathways
across the country. The American Hiking Society invites hikers and
backpackers, walkers, bicyclists, canoeists and equestrians to register
their organization's National Trails Day events now on the Web at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html. This year's events will
especially focus on the just announced "Trails for Health" theme and fitness
issues surrounding trails.

"Our 'Trails for Health' message comes as a direct positive response to
Surgeon General David Satcher's recent warnings that the nation is
undergoing an obesity epidemic," says AHS president Mary Margaret Sloan.
"Getting outdoors, hiking or cycling a trail, is an excellent way to lose
excess pounds, improve health and simply enjoy yourself."

Coming Soon to www.AmericanHiking.org
2002 National Trails Day Event Organizer's Manual

2002 National Trails Day T-shirts and Other Promotional Materials
We still have space available for our CREW LEADER/SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Our workshops offer participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals
of leading a volunteer crew and basic trail maintenance and construction.
The workshops are designed for land management agency field staff, volunteer
coordinators, individuals who want to become crew leaders for AHS Volunteer
Vacations projects, and especially for our Alliance members who want to
learn the skills needed to organize and more effectively lead their own
volunteer crews.
In 2002 we are offering 4 sessions, regionally, across the country. The fee
for each workshop is $195 and includes registration, training materials,
food and lodging or a campsite. In addition there will be a one-day
beginners workshop held on Saturday, April 27th at Moraine State Park for
$30. Please review details for each session below as the accommodations vary
at each location. To register please to
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/vv/crew.html.
If you have questions before you register or would like to register by phone
please call me at (301) 565-6704, ext. 206.
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patrick
patrick

March 22nd, 2002, 8:40 pm #6

This message is from the American Hiking Society. Anybody out there want to organize a formal highpoint hike on Saturday, June 1?
------------------------

National Trails Day 2002 is June 1, 2002! Now that your preliminary thoughts
are together regarding your event, it is time to go to American Hiking
Society's web site for help. Simply go to
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html to register your event,
get ideas from past events, and download our new and updated fact sheets. We
will help you every step of the way!

Why Register Your Event?
1. Each registered event will receive 2 FREE official National Trails Day
posters and a FREE official National Trails Day banner.
2. All hosts will receive monthly emails with event organizing tips and
pointers.
3. All registered events will appear on American Hiking Society's web site,
which receives over 20,000 hits per month, at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/events.html.
4. If American Hiking Society knows about your event, we can to promote it
to our sponsors and other partners. In addition, we will be sending 25 AHS
Ambassadors to events all over the country.

National Trails Day 2002 - Trails for Health
At a time when an alarming number of Americans are suffering from obesity
and dying from heart disease and other ailments brought on by a sedentary
lifestyle, the American Hiking Society (AHS) has a remedy: Hit the trail on
National Trails Day, June 1, 2002.

This, the 10th anniversary of the annual event, is expected to bring over
one million trail enthusiasts out to celebrate their favorite pathways
across the country. The American Hiking Society invites hikers and
backpackers, walkers, bicyclists, canoeists and equestrians to register
their organization's National Trails Day events now on the Web at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html. This year's events will
especially focus on the just announced "Trails for Health" theme and fitness
issues surrounding trails.

"Our 'Trails for Health' message comes as a direct positive response to
Surgeon General David Satcher's recent warnings that the nation is
undergoing an obesity epidemic," says AHS president Mary Margaret Sloan.
"Getting outdoors, hiking or cycling a trail, is an excellent way to lose
excess pounds, improve health and simply enjoy yourself."

Coming Soon to www.AmericanHiking.org
2002 National Trails Day Event Organizer's Manual

2002 National Trails Day T-shirts and Other Promotional Materials
up Mt Rogers or Mt Mitchell, specifically for highpointers? Woul you recommend going through AHS?
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roger
roger

April 1st, 2002, 5:37 pm #7

Thanks Patrick!

I sent you an email which may have bounced. We're probably too late to do it this year. But it would be great if you wanted to coordinate it for next year!

Thank you so much!

Roger.
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roger
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April 12th, 2002, 11:39 pm #8

This is from the American Hiking Society:

Tomorrow, March 20, American Hiking Society and the National Trails Day
partners will announce the theme for National Trails Day 2002 - Trails for
Health - in a nationwide media campaign. Media outlets all over the US,
including CNN Headline News, will publicize National Trails Day and direct
people to the AHS web site - www.AmericanHiking.org.

Be sure to register your event by tomorrow so that America will see it!
Simply go to: http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/register.html, fill
out the simple form and click submit. By tomorrow morning your event
information will be viewable on the AHS web site at
http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/events.html.

As an added incentive, each registered National Trails Day event will
receive a free banner and two free posters. You may order additional
promotional information at: http://www.americanhiking.org/emporium/ntd.html
Capitol Trails Broadcast for AHS Alliance Members & Partners

HELP FUND YOUR TRAILS

Contact your Congress Members TODAY to help increase funding for trails and recreation in FY 2003!

Despite increasing awareness about the benefits of trails and recreation to the nation, trail and recreation management programs in the federal agencies remain severely underfunded and understaffed. The agencies require funding increases to enhance natural and cultural resource management and protection, improve visitor services, and strengthen volunteer partnerships. American Hiking recommends the following appropriations:

- $10.85 million for the sixteen national scenic and historic trails administered by the National Park Service, plus $1.2 million for a Geographic Information System network for the National Trails System.

- $5 million increase for the National Park Service's Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program.

- $317 million for Recreation Management, Heritage and Wilderness and $100 million for Capital Improvement and Maintenance for trails in the USDA Forest Service.

- $210 million for Recreation in the Bureau of Land Management.

The National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) in particular needs your help NOW. RTCA is a federal technical assistance program that helps communities nationwide restore rivers, develop trails and greenways, and preserve open spaces. Despite the program's successes, funding has remained relatively stagnant for the last eight years, and the program can only assist half of all applicants. Because of funding shortfalls in FY 2002, RTCA is presently suffering from significant cutbacks to staff, travel, and projects. Last year, RTCA helped develop more than 2,000 trail miles, protect more than 500 river miles, and preserve almost 50,000 acres of open space.

Urge Congress to support these trail and recreation programs that represent investments in both people and natural resources, benefiting the environment, the economy, public health, and communities.

To write your Representative and Senators directly via email, visit <http://www.americanhiking.org/policy/write.html&gt;, adding a paragraph if you choose to personalize your request.

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NEW NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL BILL

In March 2002 Congressman Hansen (R-UT) introduced H.R. 3936, a bill to designate the Shoshone National Recreation Trail, a motorized trail in Utah. This is unusual, because while national scenic and historic trails may only be designated by an act of Congress, national recreation trails are generally designated by the Secretaries of the Interior or Agriculture to recognize exemplary trails of local and regional significance.

National recreation trails (NRTs) offer numerous outdoor recreation activities in urban, rural, and backcountry settings. Over 800 trails--ranging from 1/4 mile to 485 miles in length--have been designated as NRTs on federal, state, local, and private lands.

H.R. 3936 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Parks Subcommittee on April 16. AHS is concerned that NRT designation through Congress, for nearly any type of trail, instead of the administrative process may lead to a proliferation of NRT bills and possible dilution of the National Trails System.

Through designation, NRTs are recognized as part of America's national system of trails. Benefits also include additional promotion, technical assistance, networking, and access to funding. The goal of the NRT program is to promote the use and care of existing trails and stimulate the development of new trails to create a national network of trails.

For more information on NRTs, visit: http://www.americantrails.org/nationalr ... efault.htm

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Alliance Policy Manager
American Hiking Society
1422 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-6704 x205
(301) 565-6714 (fax)
cmontorfano@AmericanHiking.org
http://www.AmericanHiking.org
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