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13th Conference on National Scenic & Historic Trails May 14-18, 2011!
Posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm

The Partnership for the National Trails System is pleased to announce our upcoming bienniel National Trails Conference, co-hosted this year with the Overmountain Victory Trail Association and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Abingdon, Virginia.

This year’s conference theme is centered around the importance of mutually beneficial relationships between trails and trail communities. Join us for topic panels, open discussions, and success stories from around the National Trails community. As always, an exciting slate of hands-on learning awaits in the form of field trips to the many trails converging in the area. This year also offers a unique opportunity for all our trails partners, as we have timed the conference to coincide with the nearby local hiking festival Damascus Trail Days. 

 Click the link for 13th Conference Information and Registration Details

National Trails Conference Schedule

 2011 National Trails Conference Workshop Session Schedule


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13th NSHT Conference Youth Scholarship Application 2011 

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Fall has arrived on the #AppalachianTrail!

#AT #ATC #trails #NationalTrails #PNTS

Timeline Photos

Fall has arrived up and down the #AppalachianTrail! What does the Trail look like in your area? Share your photos of the foliage below!

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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Beautiful photo of wagons traveling to #Taos #NewMexico along the #SantaFeTrail.

#SFTA #trails #NationalTrails #PNTS

Cover Photos

Wood haulers wagon train going into Taos, New Mexico Photographer: Jesse Nusbaum Date: 1912? Negative Number 012744

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

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Long distance #hiking with Chris "Wolverine" Hillier. Check it out!

#CDT #CDTC #trails #NationalTrails #backpacking #Golden #Colorado #PNTS

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The 10th anniversary celebration of the designation of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail is happening October 16th - 18th in #SanAntonio #Texas.

#elcaminotejas #elcaminoreal #trails #NationalTrails #PNTS

Timeline Photos

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is hosting a three day celebration of the 10th anniversary of the designation of the Camino Real as a National Historic Trail. The event will take place in San Antonio from October 16 – 18, 2014. El Camino Real de los Tejas was designated as a National Historic Trail and part of the National Trails System on October 18, 2004. The Camino Real commemorates nationally significant historic routes of travel that the U.S. Congress have deemed as important to the American people. Camino trail resources include the Alamo and San Antonio Missions, Goliad State Park, and many other locations. In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary, the event will include many activities such as the first ever unveiling of official National Park Service signage in San Antonio, booths and a photo exhibit of the trail, lectures and presentations from researchers and agency officials, and a bus tour of the trail in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Registration closes October 13th, so sign up for this historic event before it is too late! For registration information, please visit: Come out and join us for the fun, and make sure that the road that led to the founding of Texas is not forgotten!

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association

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October 1st was declared #OSTA Day in #LasVegas!

#OldSpanishTrail #PNTS

10-1-14 Ceremonials

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