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What's New On The American Discovery Trail

Keep up to date with the many things happening 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.

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:

•March 17, 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

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.

•Dec. 14, 2014, - While the back packing believers have enjoyed walking through the snow, they have reached CO and have decided to winter over before attempting the mountains. Their web site is

•Oct. 22, 2014, - Nick and his dog Brown have reached Denver and will stop there for the winter. On his way to Denver he saw some hot air balloons. His web site is

•Sept. 20, 2014, - Mr. Lee has finished his hike! He made it to Pt. Reyes in CA. You can view his journal at

•Aug. 23, 2014, - Krista has stopped until May of 2015 due to an MCL sprain.

•Aug. 7, 2014, - While crossing NV, Ed experienced a strong thunder storm and had an encounter with a cow.

•May 29, 2014, - Azo Nation has reached Mt. Falcon, CO. He shed some of his gear for the mountain part of his hike, but was able to see the lights of Denver one more night.

•April 11, 2014, - Michael has stopped his trip. You can view his journal at

•Mar. 15, 2014 - Josh finish his trek on March 15 at Cape Henlopen, DE. Josh started from Point Reyes, CA on Mar 20, 2013 and has backpacked over 5,000 miles across America on the American Discovery Trail (ADT). During his trek he has taken many great videos that can be viewed at his web site at . His videos include many terrific shots of the wildlife he encountered on the way. His ADT hike is particularly notable in that he crossed the Sierras in deep snow and continued his journey right through the winter under some adverse conditions. Visit his blog at

•September 5, 2013 - Jonah reached Point Reyes CA. He took a week or so to drive with a friend back acroos the nation to his home in MD. Visit his web site at

•May/June 2013 - Samantha Szesciorka crossed Nevada on the ADT on horseback with her horse Sage and accompanied by her dog Bella. Here is a link to the web site about her trip.

• 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 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.

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