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America has 11 National Scenic Trails, but after 60 years only the Appalachian National Scenic Trail has a right-of-way set aside for posterity. The other 10 trails have gaps subject to closure and dangerous road-walks. Many have access problems. Hiking Trails for America (HTA) has been formed to support permanent protection and continuity for all National Scenic Trails and to educate the general public in the use of foot trails for walking, hiking and backpacking.

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Throwback Thursday: Trail sign from the '60's.

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Yes, it would be possible to see one of these guys if you get the chance to hike on the #floridatrail. ... See MoreSee Less

Perhaps the strangest thing I have ever run into crossing the road - Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, FL - Still very "wet" out there but obviously this guy needed to find somewhere wetter. - 11-25-...

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Throwback Thursday: This is a fun one! Skip Yowell, Co-Founder of JanSport, cozies up to a llama on a hiking trip in the early '70's.

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