American Hiking Society has just released their 2015 Volunteer Vacations schedule, celebrating nearly 40 years of volunteer trail stewardship in Americ. The advocacy group is offering 60 trail-building vacations to iconic recreation destinations across the country.
Trips offer a range of difficulty levels and accommodations and do not require any special skills or prior trail maintenance experience, says AHS.
“These voluntour trips combine trail conservation, crew camaraderie, and nature exploration within a week’s time,” noted Gregory Miller, President of American Hiking Society, “allowing outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to get out and give back to the environment while enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure.”
From the mountains of Maine to the beaches of California, American Hiking’s exciting line-up of 60 voluntour destinations offers a full range of outdoor experiences. These include:
Learn to use survey maps and a compass to aid in vital boundary work on the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Urban noises and light pollution are a distant memory here, as loon cries and moose bugles echo across the water under starry skies; or
Contact Libby Wile, at LWile@AmericanHiking.org or (800) 972-8608 ext. 704.