National Trail System: Go Take A Hike! : April 25

A little bit of a ride, but a worthwhile adventure.

No GPS, no batteries, just a long afternoon needed…
(and some shoes ?)

What: National Trails meet and greet Steve Elkington
Where: Arch Street Meetinghouse 320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
When: 6:30pm Thursday 25 April
Before there were roads, there were the paths we walked on.

Steve Elkinton will talk about mapping and building our nation’s network of trails. Recipient of the 2013 American Trails Lifetime Service Award, Steve served as the program leader for the National Trails System at the National Park Service in Washington, DC, for 25 years, researching, documenting, and supporting trails, many of which were first created by Native American Peoples. What did they mean to our history and why are they important today?

Steve spent a quarter of a century stewarding our nation’s system of outdoor trails. Segment by segment–with important volunteer and community support–he painstakingly assembled the national trail system.

Steve recently published an illustrated history of the trails system and he will have a limited number of copies of his book available for sale.