Hug a Tree? It's Trails Advocacy Week February 11-14
Forget chocolates and (blood) diamonds. Take a hike with your loved ones for Valentine's Day. The American Hiking Society celebrates Trails Advocacy Week and if you don't have a favorite trail, this week is good time to discover one. Click on the map to find your new special spot. The season doesn't matter - as long as you dress appropriately and take along the right gear - and a friend.
Why hiking? Well, at least you are moving. You are out in nature, you aren't alone and you are aware of something bigger than yourself. Hikers support clean air and a safe, clean environment for health and safety of all people.
Get kids involved, too. Youth Outreach involves kids in trail maintenance and public works. Take a hike and have a picnic - it's something the whole family can enjoy.
Thank you svanes for use of photo of LA hiking trail, Paseo Miramar.