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Recap - October 23: Intentional Hiking Launch Event

Thank you for everyone who joined in the launch event to learn about how Intentional Hiking events will work in the future and discuss: How Can We Improve the Hiking Experience?

Each Intentional Hiking event will be recorded and posted on YouTube up to the conversation portion of the event and will include:

  • A presentation or Q&A with the guest subject matter expert,

  • An introduction to the non-profit partner for the event (a big thanks to Mike Passo of American Trails for the conversation in this launch event),

  • A gear giveaway from a cottage or new hiking business or service (this event featured Triple Crown Coffee and Tough Cutie socks), and

  • A conversation kit for those of you who weren't able to attend the live event, but still want to have a discussion with friends or family on the topic and contribute to the Intentional Hiking community.

Watch the recording here:

Other notes from the event:

  • Thank you to Beth Macinko & and Bethany "Fidget" Hughes for supporting the event behind the scenes. Fidget and another friend and incredible hiker, Neon, finished their 5-year and 20,000+ mile journey last year called Her Odyssey to travel the length of the Americas by non-motorized means, connecting stories of the land and its inhabitants. I hope to have her as a guest on the event in the future to talk about Slow Travel and connecting stories.

  • American Trails hosts a wealth of resources for the hiking community (especially those of you looking to make the transition from hiker to trail builder/advocate). Check out the webinar series, grant opportunities, and job board!

  • Fall event series announcement:

  • The Adventure Scientists event is open for registration, with more event registrations coming soon

  • An Actions page on the website is now live:

    • Share your actions by using #intentionalhiking on your instagram posts of things you want to do or things you did as a result of hiking with intention

    • Share other comments, thoughts, suggestions and more on the page.

    • A more robust and engaging Intentional Hiking community portal will be coming soon!

  • Are you a new or cottage industry gear or hiking brand? Learn more about our giveaway sponsorships by emailing Renee.

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Oct 29, 2023

Mountain Biking and Trail-Building Destroy Wildlife Habitat!

The major harm that mountain biking does is that it greatly extends the human footprint (distance that one can travel) in wildlife habitat. E-bikes multiply that footprint even more. Neither should be allowed on any unpaved trail. Wildlife, if they are to survive, MUST receive top priority!

What were they thinking??? Mountain biking and trail-building destroy wildlife habitat! Mountain biking is environmentally, socially, and medically destructive! There is no good reason to allow bicycles on any unpaved trail!

Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1996: It'…

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