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NEWS & INFORMATION

What's New On The American Discovery Trail

The National Discovery Trails Act has been introduced in Congress. Here is why this legislation is important, and how you can help it become law.

Keep up to date with the many other things happening on the American Discovery Trail.

PeopleForBikes Awards Grants - Benefits ADT in Davenport IA
PeopleForBikes has awarded community grants for spring 2015. See this article about First Bridge: Multi-Use Trail Bridge, Phase II (Davenport, Iowa) for additional information about the grant and the project that will benefit the ADT.

35th HikaNation Reunion Planned
HikaNation was a precursor and inspiration of the American Discovery Trail. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, several dozen hikers walked across America from April 1980 to May 1981. Hikers, organizers, family members, and other interested people will be holding a reunion in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 18–20, 2015.
For more information on the reunion, click here to download a PDF flyer.
For more information on the HikaNation, visit their Facebook page, or visit http://hikanation.com/
or have a look at this video , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGy1SgdhPoY complied by Susan “Butch” Henley, who hiked coast-to-coast on the HikaNation, and was executive director of the American Hiking Society and the American Discovery Trail Society.

Correction for 2015 Summer Newsletter event
The Buckeye Trail Marathon on Oct. 24 will be run from the village of Shawnee, OH to Burr Oak State Park.

Trail Videos Available

Jim Shaner who has been hiking the ADT in sections over several years, has made some short videos of the trail:

Here's a video of Ryan Herrmann taped in Parkersburg, WV by WTAP:

•July 15, 2015 - Our quarterly newsletter, Discover America, is being printed and mailed to all ADT members.

July 9, 2014 - Equestrian information is now available in a pdf file format., The document is work in progress with the remaining states to be included shortly.

NOTE: While the American Discovery Trail Society is pleased to link to ADT traveler's trail journals from the Society's web page, the ADT Society reserves the right to decide which content is inappropriate for publication on our site. The Society does not support any content which includes violation of hiking ethics or breaking of local, state or federal rules or regulations. The ADT Society will not link to any trail journal with such content. Readers are invited to report any inappropriate content to info@discoverytrail.org

The ADT Society also recommends that travelers who post their travel journals on the internet should exercise standard precautions when including specific information about their location. This recommendation is made for the safety of the travelers.

•August 13, 2015, - Ryan is traveling through UT and is enjoying the meteor showers in the sky at night. His trail journal is http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=17524

•August 12, 2015, - The back packing believers have only 550 miles to go until they finish. This year they are heading east from CA and will finish in CO where they left off last year. Their web site is http://www.backpackingbelievers.blogspot.com

•August 11, 2015, - Krista finished!. Her trail journal is http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=14796

•August 10 2015, - Keoni has reached CO and will be changing routes to end up in southern CA. His web site is at http://www.jointhewalk.net

•July 13, 2015, - Unitic completed his rest break and is continuing on his journey via bicycle and a different trail. His trail journal is http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=18743

•July 9, 2015, - Amiee has stopped her hike and will start a job in August. Her trail journal is http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=18209

•June 30, 2015, - Wingard made it half way through OH and has stopped for now. His trail journal is http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=18820

•June 2015, - Mary has finished her section hike of the ADT. She says she will remember the people she has met even more than the scenery. Her trail journal is http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=18559


• July 2, 2008 - Virtual ADT Hike Click here to see a virtual hike on the ADT. Note: Best viewed with the Internet Explorer Browser.

•Dec. 19, 2007 - A group of non-profits that are working to help preserve and protect the National Landscape Conservation System launched a Web site at www.conservationsystem.org. This site contains descriptions of all the system's units (including these two trails plus more) and places for people who have adventured on these lands to post stories and photos.

LINKS to PREVIOUS American Discovery Trail travelers







For more information about the ADT Society, please email us at info@discoverytrail.org.

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