SPOT LLC is proud to partner with the American Hiking Society (AHS) to help support its conservation and awareness programs and share a strong commitment to protecting trails across the country. It is important to SPOT as a company to protect and promote foot trails and the hiking experience so that our pursuit of adventure can live on.
AHS is a tremendous resource for trail-lovers or anyone in the outdoors for that matter. Members receive outstanding benefits like a subscription to Backpacker Magazine, American Hiker and members-only discounts and Volunteer Vacations.
Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America's hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas and the hiking experience. American Hiking represents thousands of members committed to beautiful places to hike, who believe that the preservation of hiking trails and their environments is important and a worthwhile legacy to leave future generations. To learn more about American Hiking Society and its programs, visit www.AmericanHiking.org.
Dale, a retired community college administrator and instructor, is an avid hiker, backpacker and cyclist. At the age of 67, he now spends most of his free time hiking through the backcountry of Oregon and California alone and with fellow backpackers.
Like many hikers, Dale often worried about connectivity during his travels. This is why SPOT peaked his interest when reading one of his favorite magazines. Soon after, Dale visited REI to purchase his first SPOT device. In celebration of Memorial Day, Dale and 7 other hikers ranging from ages 51 to 74 decided to take a five day trip to Mattole Beach Campground near Petrolia, California. This time, he made sure to add his new SPOT Gen 3™ as a "must bring" item.