Tell your friends, tell everyone! Let them know how much fun and exciting it is to go on a hike. Invite them on a trek and plan an adventure together; you’ll never know what discoveries you can find.
There are many outdoor organizations that would REALLY appreciate your help. Volunteering can create a wealth of memories and a feeling of satisfaction as you CAN make a difference. It is an opportunity to learn something new and exciting; you can also use your volunteer hours towards your high school diploma!
You can take your knowledge to another level! There are a number of programs available to get certified or prepared if you are interested in leading or assisting in hiking or other outdoor adventures. This can lead to a summer job and help you develop personal and professional skills. Get hands-on work experience, education and learn new skills.
We all hate the sight of litter spoiling the look of where we hike! Hikers also have a saying: Take out what you bring in! If you see trash along the way, take the time to pick it up and properly dispose of it when you are done your hike. We are all in this together and must keep the environment clean and healthy
There are LOTS of nature photo contests every year! When you are on your hike, snap some pictures and submit them. You never know, you might win some money! More importantly, you are helping to promote the trails! You will show others how beautiful nature is and what they could see by going on a hike.