Environmental Hiking

What’s New Today In Environmental Hiking

Here’s just a snippet of what’s happening recently on green-focused environmental hiking outings. Maybe some ideas for your community to consider. Or not

Ella’s Run, support for Meredith Emerson continue to grow
Gwinnettdailypost.com, on Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:07:56 -0700
Julia Karrenbauer, president of Right To Hike Inc. awaits to present the awards to participants of the 6th annual Ella’s 5K and Fun Run at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford Saturday. The event celebrates the life of Meredith Hope

Forestry bureau implements fall ‘Take a Hike’ program as foliage creeps into …
Tribune-Review, on Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:08:53 -0700
It is with this in mind that the DCNR Bureau of Forestry has devised its “Take a Hike” program, which provides a guided introduction to the outdoor recreational resources available throughout the park. Environmental Education Specialist Rachel

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship – Hiking

http://www.blueridgecenter.org/hiking

Hiking. Hiking at the Blue Ridge Center is open to the public and free of charge. Popular The Farmstead Loop is the Blue Ridge Center’s signature hiking trail.

Halloween Hikes in New Jersey – 2013 | njHiking.com

http://www.njhiking.com/

For suggested hikes to do on your own, check out Halloween Hikes in NJ. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013. By the Light of the Moon Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge 6:30 P.M. to 7:15 P.M. Led by a Naturalist,

Hiking in Japan
Richard Ryall, Craig McLachlan, David Joll, published 2009, 428 pages

 

Torah flora and fauna <strong>hike</strong>Torah flora and fauna hike
from storytour, 2 years ago in Technology
Jewish environmental education is a natural extension of any scout, religious school, youth group or adult outdoor activity. Many basic concepts of ecology can be found in the T’NaCh and other Jewish religious writings. The use of Jewish texts and stories adds a new dimension to the generic hike Jewish environmental education inspires participants to learn by listening, experimenting, discussing, playing, and doing! Jewish Environmental Education teaches Jewish texts

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3 Spring National Park Hikes

National Park Hikes In California, Arizona, And Utah

With Spring fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your next hiking adventure. Three fantastic day or overnight national park hikes are in the Saguaro Park, the Joshua Tree National Park, and Zion National Park.

Cooler, spring-time temperatures are ideal for these desert day-hikes.

View the short video below for a quick intro of each:

3 Great US National Parks for Spring

Eco-Facts:

Bright Violet Bloom of a Hedgehog Cactus

Violet Bloom of a Hedgehog Cactus

Saguaro National Park no longer sells disposable bottled water or soda from vending machines on site. The EPA estimates that less than 15% of plastic water bottles are recycled; the rest go into landfills or are discarded as litter.

There are new water bottle filling stations located at each visitor center as well as the Rincon Mountain District bike ramada. BPA-free reusable water bottles are available for purchase in either visitor center.

 

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn Sheep

The Joshua Tree National Park is a “living laboratory” that helps us understand how environmental factors have shaped this desert ecosystem, and how these same factors may be changing it. Shaped primarily by wind, rain and geologic processes, the Joshua Tree ecosystem is complex and dynamic. Most changes happen very slowly.

However, both wildfire and human-caused factors can change the landscape very quickly.

 

Petrified Log and West Temple

Petrified Log and West Temple

12,000 years ago the Zion’s first peoples, the Anasazi, tracked mammoth, giant sloth, and camel across southern Utah. Climate change and over-hunting caused these animals to die out about 8,000 years ago.

As resources dwindled 2,600 years ago, people turned to cultural farming traditions specific to this diverse landscape.

Today, Zion National Park is a beautiful wilderness sanctuary to be treasured by all.

Make an effort to enjoy several National Park hikes this Spring.

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Kilauea Iki Trail-Rainforest to Volcano

This is part of our “10 Best Hikes in our National Parks” series.

Kilauea Iki Trail—Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Descending 400 feet through Hawaiian rainforest to the Kilauea Volcano crater, the

Kilauea Iki Trail

Kilauea Iki Trail Lava Flows

Kilauea Iki Trail is four miles of stark visual contrasts : From dense equatorial, to lunar bare to swirls of lava-heated steam.

Give yourself three hours to hike this fantastic forest-volcano trail. And make sure you bring both sunscreen and rain gear. The contrasts are much more than just visual.

The official Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Hiking Page

Here are 3 excellent videos giving a true sense of what this hiking trail has to offer:

“Perhaps the finest short day hike in the park, [this National Park trail] gives one an intimate feel for volcanoes, Hawaiian-Style.”

“A day hike on the Kilauea Iki Trail. Music by VROOM – ‘I, Consequence’ Liz Hale- Vocals, Bob Hart- Drums, Aaron Levy – Bass, Frank Lee Ruggles ( Me) Guitar, Lauren Pennybaker- Backing Vocals”

“We chose to hike the Crater Rim Trail portion first. This video is of the descent from the Crater Rim Trail to the Crater floor on the west side of the crater. “

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