Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hiking Vacation

Volunteer Hiking Vacations

Give Back to the Trails You Hike
by Shirly Hearn

Explore America's Great Outdoors while giving back to the trails that take you there.

Silver Spring, MD, November 28, 2005 – American Hiking Society, the national voice for America's hikers, announces an exciting new season of its popular Volunteer Vacations program. Volunteer Vacations is a series of week-long trail maintenance projects that improve the condition and enhance the beauty of hiking trails on public lands. Entering its 28th season on the trail, there are 112 Volunteer Vacations projects scheduled in 30 states beginning in January 2006 and running through November.

"Volunteerism and improving our nation's hiking trail infrastructure is at the core of American Hiking's mission," states the organization's President, Dr. Gregory Miller. "Each year our vacationers contribute upwards of 30,000 volunteer hours of sweat equity to keep our trails open, safe and enjoyable."
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