Author: Bob Palin

Dave Whitson – Podcast and Blog

Links to Dave’s excellent podcast and blog have been added to the Trail Tales page. Dave is off the trail now due to the Corona virus restrictions, we hope he will be able to continue soon.If you have a link you think would be good on the Trail Tales page send it to

The American Discovery Trail and COVID-19

In response to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and recommendations from other public health authorities about the ongoing threat posed by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the American Discovery Trail Society is urging all travelers and potential travelers to postpone or cancel their thru-hiking or other long-distance travel plans on the American Discovery Trail. … Read More

Newsletters: Winter 2019

Winter 2019 Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ADT Mural Donor List – Thank you! New Nevada Coordinator Sharon Weekley receives Happifeet Award Colorado Signage success Signage update Oldtown Toll Bridge

Newsletters: Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019 Ghosts on the North Bend Rail Trail? Remembering Darwin Hindman Getting the word out – Steven Hill The National Trails System Bears! The Trail Artist

KSL TV (Utah) Video About The ADT in Utah

KSL is the NBC affiliated TV station in Salt Lake City, recently their senior outdoor journalist made a piece about the ADT starring Brad Marro who is walking the trail. The filming was done on Boulder Mountain in Utah just west of Capitol Reef National Park. As the reporter says the next big step for … Read More

Newsletters: Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 newsletter is now available US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Pennsy Greenway Trail, Indiana Trails Improve Your Health! New Missouri Coordinator Hikanation A.T. museum exhibit Keoni Smith – after the ADT Lightning Advice

New Western Terminus

With the completion of the bridge to Hawaii it has been decided to move the western terminus of the ADT to Diamond Head. This addition adds 2,393 miles to the ADT, fortunately only two signs will be needed for the new segment, East and West. We are now looking for the Hawaii state coordinator…

Newsletters: Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available. MainStrasse Village, Kentucky New website ADT Signage legislation Happifeet Award Printed maps discussion New signs and maps in Colorado Virtual ADT travel in Nebraska North Platte, Nebraska, Heart of America Previous editions are available on the Newsletter page.

Signage: S.47 Signed By The President

On March 12 2019 President Trump signed the “Natural Resources Management Act.” containing a small section authorizing the placement of ADT signs on federal land, now we have to determine where we want the signs, buy the signs, and negotiate placement of signs with the various departments involved. The main federal lands involved are National … Read More

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