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What's New On The American Discovery Trail

Keep up to date with the many things happening on the American Discovery Trail.

The National Discovery Trails Act has been introduced in Congress. Here is why this legislation is important and how you can help it become law.

Jim Shaner who has been hiking the ADT in sections over several years, has made some short videos of the trail:

Here's a video of Ryan Herrmann taped in Parkersburg, WV by WTAP:

  • NOTE: While the American Discovery Trail Society is pleased to link to ADT traveler's trail journals from the Society's web page, the ADT Society reserves the right to decide which content is inappropriate for publication on our site. The Society does not support any content which includes violation of hiking ethics or breaking of local, state or federal rules or regulations. The ADT Society will not link to any trail journal with such content. Readers are invited to report any inappropriate content to

    The ADT Society also recommends that travelers who post their travel journals on the internet should exercise standard precautions when including specific information about their location. This recommendation is made for the safety of the travelers.

    •March 16, 2014, - Mr. Lee is waiting for the snow to stop in Washingto DC before he contiunes on his way to california. You can view his journal at

    •March 15, 2014, - Michael is ahead of Mr. Lee. He has passed through Wasington DC and is heading toward WV. You can view his journal at

    •Mar. 15, 2014 - Josh finish his trek on March 15 at Cape Henlopen, DE. Josh started from Point Reyes, CA on Mar 20, 2013 and has backpacked over 5,000 miles across America on the American Discovery Trail (ADT). During his trek he has taken many great videos that can be viewed at his web site at . His videos include many terrific shots of the wildlife he encountered on the way. His ADT hike is particularly notable in that he crossed the Sierras in deep snow and continued his journey right through the winter under some adverse conditions. Visit his blog at

    •March 14, 2014, - Nick started hiking March 1 from Washington DC. He has reached WV and is hiking with his dog. His web site is

    •December 10, 2013 - Our quarterly newsletter, Discover America, is being printed and mailed to all ADT members.

    •Nov. 12, 2013 - Austin, "Azo Nation", has stopped for the winter. His knee was giving him problems. He will stay in CO for the winter and start hiking again in April back in KS where he left off. Visit his journal at

    •Oct. 18, 2013 - Krista is hiking along the Flint Hills Trail in KS. She encountered a day of rain, sleet, and snow. Visit her trail journal at

    •Oct. 1, 2013 - Ed has made it as far as KS and is stopping for the winter. His web site is at

    •September 5, 2013 - Jonah reached Point Reyes CA. He took a week or so to drive with a friend back acroos the nation to his home in MD. Visit his web site at

    •Aug. 29, 2013 - Austin "Azo Nation" is also in MO on the Katy Trail near Sedalia. Visit his trail journal at

    •May/June 2013 - Samantha Szesciorka crossed Nevada on the ADT on horseback with her horse Sage and accompanied by her dog Bella. Here is a link to the web site about her trip.

    • July 2, 2008 - Virtual ADT Hike Click here to see a virtual hike on the ADT. Note: Best viewed with the Internet Explorer Browser.

    •Dec. 19, 2007 - A group of non-profits that are working to help preserve and protect the National Landscape Conservation System launched a Web site at This site contains descriptions of all the system's units (including these two trails plus more) and places for people who have adventured on these lands to post stories and photos.

    LINKS to PREVIOUS American Discovery Trail travelers


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