NEWS & INFORMATION
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Mar. 5, 2014 - Josh plans to finish his trek on March 15. 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). He estimates he will complete the coast-to-cast hike at Cape Henlopen, DE on Mar 15, 2014 at about 3 pm. During his trek he has taken many great videos that can be viewed at his web site at http://www.joshseehorn.com . 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 http://outdoorjosh.com
December 10, 2013 - Our quarterly newsletter, Discover America, is being printed and mailed to all ADT members.
Nov. 12, 2013 - Austin, "Azo Nation", has stopped for the winter. His knee was giving him problems. He will stay in CO for the winter and start hiking again in April back in KS where he left off. Visit his journal at http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=438440
Oct. 18, 2013 - Krista is hiking along the Flint Hills Trail in KS. She encountered a day of rain, sleet, and snow. Visit her trail journal at http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=420919
Oct. 1, 2013 - Ed has made it as far as KS and is stopping for the winter. His web site is at http://www.walkusa.org
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 http://dudetrek.com/
Aug. 29, 2013 - Austin "Azo Nation" is also in MO on the Katy Trail near Sedalia. Visit his trail journal at http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=421234
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 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.
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