American Hiking Society

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American Hiking Society (AHS)

Address:1422 Fenwick Ln
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Established: 1976. Description:Dedicated to preserving and expanding public and private trails and protecting the interest of hikers. Educates the public on the benefits of hiking and trails. Maintains a public information service. Sponsors volunteer trips to build and maintain trails. Members: 5,000. Dues: $30/year.
Publications: American Hiker magazine (quarterly); free to members.

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According to the American Hiking Society, hiking can decrease hypertension, which affects many African-Americans, and contributes to improving health in other areas, including heart disease, decreasing cholesterol levels, controlling diabetes, preventing osteoporosis and relieving back pain.
* Footwear: The American Hiking Society says that "the proper shoe is vital to any walking or hiking activity." Avoid blisters by choosing properly sized and fitted shoes--choose boots about half a size larger than your regular size.
According to the American Hiking Society, there are some 170,000 miles of trails in the United States.
"You get away from the city, you have the benefit of an experienced leader, and you can be sociable or walk by yourself." (For information about hiking and referral to clubs, call the American Hiking Society at 1-888-766-HIKE or visit the group's Web site,
In an attempt to weave many of our nation's significant resources and symbols together, a team sponsored by the American Hiking Society and Back-packer magazine embarked on a year-long journey from Point Reyes National Seashore, California, in June 1990 to determine a transcontinental route.
In addition, a 1.9 mile stretch of trail was to be made handicap accessible with the help of a $5,000 grant from the American Hiking Society.
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Crowe is a member of the American Hiking Society, and a longtime dedicated volunteer to the preservation of the region's trails.
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National Trails Day was organized first by the American Hiking Society.

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