The Ultimate Hiking Trail – Appalachian

A hiking trip is a great way to get back to nature and to escape urban life, at least for a little while. The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world and runs across 14 American states from Georgia to Maine, passing mountainous terrain, forest and lakes. Practice your boots before you set off into the wilderness. Our road ahead t-shirt will keep you motivated and cool each and every of the 2160 miles!

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Adayak Promise: Conservation

Today we continue our series in reviewing the 10 Adayak Promises. In case you’re a bit behind, I invite you to go back and check out what we have discussed in previous weeks:

1. Great Selection
2. Eco-friendly Apparel

And now…

3. We Give Back
Adayak donates $1 for every order directly to wildlife and environmental conservation.

We are dedicated to helping preserve the very same environment so many of us practice our sports in. What would a river be to a kayaker if it was polluted? What would your local ski mountain be if it were bulldozed for coal exploration? Who will help protect the gray wolves of Alaska from endangerment if we don’t? 

Donation dollars have supported, but are not limited to, the Access Fund, Tree Life and Conservation Northwest.

Read more about the Adayak conservation efforts and join us in making a difference with every purchase you make.

TreeFight.org

Part of the Adayak model is to donate $1 for every order we get directly back to environmental and wildlife conservation groups. We believe in protecting and conserving the very same forests we hike in, rivers we paddle, rocks we climb and parks we visit.

We are pleased to announce that for the months of June and July (maybe beyond), Adayak will be donating to TreeFight.org. You may recall that we mentioned TreeFight.org in a recent Trail Talk post. If it wasn’t for the Trail Talk post, we might not have found out about them.

TreeFight.org is an initiative to inform the public of the plight of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s whitebark pines, and to search for solutions to prevent their extinction. The problem they are having is with the pine beetle that is taking over the area and killing all the beautiful whitebark pines. In the northern Rocky Mountains of the U.S., whitebark pine mortality in some areas exceeds 90%, where the beetle infests 143,000 acres.

Here’s a video that will help you better understand their mission and where the donation dollars go.

Read more about our conservation efforts and TreeFight.org on the Adayak Conservation page.