People & Organizations
Thank you to everyone who entered and participated in the first Trailspace member photo contest. Here are the top-voted winners, out of 98 entries, in the Outdoors Landscape category, along with some words from the photographers about themselves and their photographs.
National Parks Conservation Association organizes ParkScapes tours, which take the group's members to some of the most fascinating locales in the United States.
Starting Monday, March 15, Trailspace members can enter their own original photos in the first Trailspace member photo contest. Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 31, in three categories: outdoors landscape, outdoors nature and wildlife, and people outdoors.
Held annually since 1938, National Wildlife Week is the National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program. This year's celebration includes outdoor activities, games, and environmental service projects for kids of all ages.
Randy Merrell's name is known throughout the outdoor world thanks to the Merrell Boot Company he co-founded in 1981. As for Merrell the man, he's still making custom leather boots by hand and custom orthotics in his Merrell FootLab workshop in Utah.
The Outdoor Foundation has released a Special Report on Youth. The report reveals the most popular outdoor activities among youth, the frequency of youth participation, the motivations and barriers of young outdoor participants, and the most underrepresented demographics.
For nearly 62 years, Mount Washington held the world record for the fastest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the Earth. According to the World Meteorological Organization, that record was toppled in 1996 in Australia with a record of 253 mph.
A pole-less tent. A second-skin space suit. Inflatable shelters designed for mountains, Mars, or the moon. In an outdoor industry continually claiming innovation, Cam Brensinger, the founder of NEMO Equipment, is a true visionary.
The American Hiking Society kicks off its volunteer vacation season with a trip to the Ocala National Forest. Trips continue through November. Join AHS for a week of building and maintaining trails in exciting and diverse locations across the country.
The Banff Mountain Book Festival jury has chosen the 2009 award winners. In Grand Prize winner Revelations, Jerry Moffatt talks about the dole, subsisting on beans and tea, camping out in caves, in shacks, and under flimsy tarps at crag sites.
On average, 11 search and rescue efforts are conducted in National Park Service units every day, and young male hikers, ages 20-29 years, are most likely to require those SAR efforts.