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Celebrating National Trails Day

My daughter, Alex, backpacking the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park.

My daughter, Alex, backpacking the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park.

By Michael Lanza

We all have many reasons to celebrate National Trails Day, when individuals and groups across the country dedicate time and effort to ensuring that the trails we use, from local parks to national parks, remain in good condition for everyone. I like to also see this day as a marker for the fast-approaching summer season, and a reminder to make sure you have hiking or backpacking plans on your calendar.

To help you with inspiration and ideas, see my “Photo Gallery: 20 Big Adventures in Pictures,” as well as my All Trips page at The Big Outside, and menus of all of my stories about hiking, backpacking, family adventures, and national park adventures at The Big Outside.

You can also find some great inspiration in the blogs of The Big Outside sponsors Nature Valley granola bars and Osprey Packs, where serious outdoors enthusiasts who make a living getting outside are doing very cool things all the time.

After you’ve done some vicarious adventuring through reading, get outside this weekend. I will.

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About The Author

Michael Lanza

A former field editor and primary gear reviewer for Backpacker Magazine, Michael Lanza created The Big Outside to share stories and images from his many backpacking, hiking, and other outdoor adventures, as well as expert tips and gear reviews to help readers plan and pull off their own great adventures.

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