WEBINAR: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People: Celebrating the National Trails System (FREE RECORDING)




This webinar has already passed but you can download the archived webinar recording today!

This webinar is FREE to everyone, thanks to a partnership with the National Park Service.

Closed captioning was available for this webinar and your purchase will include an unedited transcript, as well as a pdf of the Resource and Presenter/Partners Slide shown during Q&A. Please note that CEUs are only available when you attend a LIVE webinar.


The webinar is based on Bob and Martha’s books, Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People and Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes from Around the World.  These books offer first-hand descriptions of 60 long-distance and multi-day hikes they’ve walked and present a series of short essays on multiple dimensions of walking.  They’ll conclude their presentation with some slides from their walks on a number of US national trails.


  • Robert Manning is Professor Emeritus in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.  He teaches and conducts research on the history, philosophy and management of national parks and wilderness.  He is the founding Director of the Park Studies Laboratory which conducts a long-term program of research for the U.S. National Park Service and other agencies, and is the author of several books about the national parks.
  • Martha Manning is an artist specializing is fiber, clay, and printmaking.  Her work has been featured in national shows and publications.

See a full description, key learning objectives, presenter bio, and our partners for this webinar HERE.


Additional Information:

Payments Accepted:
Payments accepted are credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), checks, and purchase orders. If paying via purchase order, please select “check” as your payment method in the online store and in the “notes” section write in your purchase order number (if available). If your payment comes out to $0 because you are a current American Trails member and taking advantage of the free webinars while your membership is active, select “check” payment method to checkout. We will see that you do not owe anything and you do not need to send us any additional information.

All webinars in the American Trails Advancing Trails Webinar Series are recorded. A link to the recording is included with the purchase of the webinar and will be sent within a day or two following the webinar, along with a pdf of the resources slide shown during the Q&A portion of the webinar that includes presenter contact information. Access to the recordings may also be purchased after the live session through the American Trails Online Store. Please note that CEUs are only available if you attend a LIVE webinar

Contact the American Trails office at trailhead@americantrails.org or (530) 605-4395.