Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Happy 50th Birthday to the National Trails System


In 1968, the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail were established as the nation’s first National Scenic Trails in the National Trails System Act of 1968. The purpose of the legislation was stated in the opening paragraph of the act: In order to provide for the ever-increasing outdoor recreation needs of an expanding population and […]