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Entries filed under 'trails'

    A Thanksgiving List, Hiker's Edition

    above-indian-bar-508Think about a world with no national parks, no guidebooks, no trail crews, no rangers, no helpful volunteers, no trail angels, no viewpoint or wildflowers. Ugh; I'd rather not. Instead, on this Thanksgiving Day, here's a list of things that lead me, a hiker, to give thanks. ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on November 21, 2012 3:30 PM & Tagged Hiking, Thanksgiving, national parks and trails | permalink | Comments

    Some Trail Trivia for National Trails Day

    fileHeading out to a National Trails Day event tomorrow (June 2) event on National Forest Service land? Good news: No day-use fees will be collected, meaning you can park for free at trailheads. Nice. With the hope that many of you will be participating in a National Trails Day service project, we thought we'd offer up some fun facts to know and tell about trails in these here United States: The National Park Service is the administrator of the National Trails System (NTS), a network of scenic, ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on June 1, 2012 8:44 PM & Tagged National Trails Day, national scenic trails and trails | permalink | Comments

    1 Man, 1 Park, 280 Miles of Trails and 45 Years of Work

    After someone spends 45 years caring for the trails inside Mount Rainier National Park, what do you give the guy when he finally retires? In the case of Carl Fabiani, who on Friday (Oct. 29) is hanging up his shovel after 45 years of tending Rainier's 280-mile trail system, parting gifts presented at his farewell party included framed images of the 14,411-foot mountain, a congressman's letter of commendation and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. The best gift of all? Not a gold watch. ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on September 9, 2011 5:59 PM & Tagged Carl Fabiani, Hiking, Mount Rainier National Park, Pulaski, national parks, trail supervisor and trails | permalink | Comments

    Video: Why We Volunteer

    fileHave you done any volunteer work this year? This video takes you out on a trail maintenance service project with REI members and the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Learn what drives these members to give their time to these projects and what makes it so rewarding.  VOC is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Visit VOC.org for more information. REI is also passionate about ...

    Posted by KG_old_2 on September 7, 2011 4:47 PM & Tagged Colorado, Volunteering, stewardship, trails and video | permalink | Comments

    Guidepost: REI.com's New Trail-Locating Service

    fileREI.com has just introduced Guidepost, a new trail-finding resource primarily for hiking, but also for cycling, climbing, paddling and numerous other outdoor pursuits. Here's the scoop on this new service: Where to find it: Near the top of any page on REI.com, click the LEARN tab, then click Guidepost in the green bar that appears below the main tab. What it offers: REI's Guidepost taps into content supplied by Trails.com, an aggregator of route descriptions found in outdoor guidebooks ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 13, 2011 6:20 PM & Tagged Cycling, Guidepost, Hiking, Travel, guidebooks, national parks, paddling and trails | permalink | Comments

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