THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, January 7, 2016
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Happy & Healthy New Year!
Americans Resolve to Hike 40 in 2016
American Hiking Society challenges every American to make 2016 the year you spend more time getting active in the great outdoors. In celebration of American Hiking Societyâ€™s 40th anniversary, people of all ages are committing to Hike 40 miles, 40 trails, or 40 unique hikes between New Yearâ€™s Day and American Hiking Societyâ€™s birthday on October 13th. The Hike 40 challenge encourages everyone to get outside, to improve their health, and to experience new adventures on trails with their friends and family in the new year. â€œHike 40 is designed to replace the often am-
biguous resolutions of â€˜getting fitâ€™ and â€˜losing weightâ€™ with a tangible and quantifiable goal for 2016,â€? explains Gregory Miller, President of American Hiking Society. â€œFrom a pragmatic approach, participants of any ability can meet their goal by hiking just over four miles a month. Whether you hike the trails in your local parks or head out to explore the remote backcountry, each participant can find their own unique hiking adventure.â€? Beyond getting to spend more time outdoors, there is an additional feel good component to American Hikingâ€™s Hike 40 chal-
lenge. Participants pledge to Hike 40 and raise funds for American Hiking Society to help preserve and protect hiking trails. Each participant can log their hikes or miles while raising funds for their preferred category: trail advocacy, trail outreach or trail stewardship. For the last four decades, American Hiking Society has focused on stewardship, advocacy, and education as a multifaceted approach to protect the unique hiking adventures that millions of Americans enjoy. American Hiking Society mobilizes thousands of trail volunteers each year to improve trails across
America. By working with Congress and federal agencies, American Hiking Society helps to shape public policy and legislation affecting hiking. Committed to increasing the public participation in and enjoyment of hiking, American Hiking Society coordinates thousands of annual events and provides resources to encourage individuals to get out on the trail. Participants of the Hike 40 challenge share in the legacy of American Hiking Societyâ€™s first 40 years and help to lay the groundwork for the next 40 years of hiking and outdoor adventure. Anyone who wants take
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part in this inclusive challenge should submit their Hike 40 pledge at AmericanHiking.org/ join-donate/hike-40 and join the ranks of those committed to discovering their own adventures during 2016. Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national, recreationbased nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting Americaâ€™s hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas and the hiking experience. To learn more about American Hiking Society and its mission and programs, visit http://www. americanhiking.org/ or call (800) 972-8608.
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