The Progression of

Pre-hike California Nevada Utah Colorado Kansas
Oklahoma Arkansas Missouri Illinois Kentucky Virginia
West Virginia Maryland D.C. Maryland Delaware Afterwards



HikaNation was a 14-month cross-country backpacking trip starting at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on April 12, 1980, and ending at Cape Henlopen, Delaware on May 27, 1981 after traversing over 4,286 miles and passing through 14 states and Washington, D.C.

Purposes for the hike included highlighting the need for more hiking trails across America and promoting hiking as a low energy consumption form of recreation.


The HikaNation Story
by Jim Kern



HikaNation was organized  by Jim Kern, the president of the American Hiking Society, and was sponsored by the American Hiking Society, the United States Department of the Interior's Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, and Postum, along with various other suppliers and supporters, including Backpacker  magazine.

The Progression of HikaNation details the journey with various organizational memos, letters, newspaper and magazine articles.




Hikers Needed to Hike Across the United States
"....hike begins in March, 1979"

August 1978 ad




Memorandum #1
October 26, 1978

Memo from Jim Kern
Winter 1978



AHS Cross-Country Hike Postponed to 1980
December 1978




A Sponsorship Proposal
for HikaNation
HikaNation-AHS overview,
including proposed budgets



HikaNation Participants
& State Planners





Memorandum #2
January 1979





1979 Updates on AHS HikaNation
Feb/March, April/May, August, Oct/Nov




Memorandum #3
April 1979




AHS News: Vol. 3 No. 3
AHS Holds First Annual Hike-in

June 1979





Memorandum #4
June 25, 1979




Memorandum #5
August 1979

AHS News: Vol. 3 No. 4
August 1979




Memorandum #6
October 1979





AHS News: Volume 3, Number 5
AHS Hike-A-Nation Progress

October 1979





Information Sheets for HikaNation,
Suggested Equipment List,
Trip Preparation List

November 1979





Guidelines
(date unknown)




McReynolds to Bruce
November 8, 1979
Monty to Marce
December 17, 1979



HikaNation inquiry




Memorandum #7
December 23, 1979




Hikers Needed
Backpacker Magazine

Dec 1979 - Jan 1980




Logistical Problems of Opening Weekend
Mike McReynolds

January 15, 1980




Memorandum #8
February 1980




AHS News: Vol. 4 No. 2
Hike-A-Nation Kick-Off April 12

February 1980 issue




Hiking's Big Opportunity
by William Kemsley, Jr.

Feb/March 1980
President Carter's
Commitment to Trails

Feb/March 1980



Memorandum #9
March 1980




Special Memo to Through Hikers
March 5, 1980




The Owego Shopper
"Hiking through America the Beautiful"





HikaNation coming!
March 1980




Department of the Interior
April 1, 1980 news release




HikaNation News Releases
for Postum, General Foods Corportion

by Carl Byoir & Associates, Inc.




Bruce Ohlson to hike to Washington
April 1980




The American Hiking Society News:
HikaNation Begins April 12th




 
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California Route Information
April/May 1980




Virginians Pack for Trans-U.S. Trail Hike,
John Mills no stranger to long walks,
Hikers' goal: a transcontinental trail

April 10, 1980




Cross-country hikers get set to leave California,
Bay bridge walk planned April 13

April 11, 1980




TGIF
Walk across the Bay Bridge

April 11, 1980 issue




Opening Weekend Kickoff Posters,
Budget for Departure Celebration

April 12, 1980




HikaNation Opening Weekend
Registration Packet Fact Sheet
with "Route through San Francisco"

April 12, 1980




AHS News: Volume 4, Number 3:
HikaNation Kick Off: A Resounding Success

March/April 1980




Glenn Seaborg with HikaNation
April 13, 1980
Glenn Seaborg at 85 (1998)




They're Off and Walking
April 13, 1980



 
Walking the Bay Bridge
April 13, 1980




We Have Walked Where Others Have Only Driven
Oakland Bay Bridge
April 13, 1980




Bay bridge to open for hikers,
HikeaNation starts on Bay Bridge

April 13, 1980




HikaNation crossing the Oakland Bay Bridge,
5,000 on Coast Hail Cross-Country Hikers

April 13, 1980




Bay Bridge Hike
7,000 Cross Span--First Time Since 1936,
7,000 hikers take a rare walk across Bay Bridge

April 13, 1980




Hikers on first leg
4,000 miles by foot

April 13, 1980




15,000 to 25,000,
Hikers gather for U.S. march,
Big hike coming up




HikaNationers greeted in Lafayette,
Hiking to Springhill Elementary School

April 15-16, 1980





'HikeaNation' Enters Contra Costa and Antioch,
They're Not Masochists--They're Hikers

April 15-22, 1980




You're A Good Man, Jim Kern
by William Kemsley, Jr.

April 1980




HikaNation coming to capital,
126 Feet Forward Coast-to-Coast

April 17, 1980




HikaNation Steering Committees




Memorandum to State Route Planners
April 21, 1980




Pyles in the rain
north of Freeport, California
April 22, 1980




Sore Feet Slow Cross-Country Hikers,
HikaNation, Get a blister on your bunion,
HikaNation route through the Sacramento area

April 22 - 24, 1980



 
Canned Goods Were Verbotem
Sacramento, California
April 22, 1980



 
Hikers pause in Placerville, California
April 27, 1980



 
Tot learns how to hike before she walks
Kyburz, California

April 30, 1980




HikaNation: In The Beginning
by Rex G. Halfpenny

(Conception of HikaNation through California)




HikaNation Journal #1
by Toni Martinazzi

California into Nevada
April 9, 1980 - May 9, 1980




Chapter 1. California
by Janet Hartowicz





HikaNation Jeannie Harmon
One Woman's Journey Across a Continent
by Larry E Carpenter




 
Seattle Signpost for Northwest Trails:
John Stout's monthly reports on HikaNation;
Looking Back at HikaNation, an interview with Dwight Riggs





A 4,000-Mile Trek To Save the Trails
Newsweek Magazine

May 5, 1980




HikaNation Fever--It's Spreading
Backpacker Magazine
By William Kemsley, Jr.




 
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On the Nevada trail
with Hike-A-Nation

May 8, 1980





Route Across Nevada for the
Cross County Hike (HikaNation)
by Jean Beam, Jr.





Memorandum #10
May 10, 1980




HikaNation Hikers in Hawthorne
for AF Day Celebration

May 16, 1980




AHS News: Volume 4, Number 4
HikaNation: Into Nevada
May 1980





Nevada supplies surprises for cross-country hikers,
10th Annual Jim Butler Days
Tonopah, Nevada

May 24, 1980



 
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1980 AHS Hik-a-Nation
Utah Section newsletters
by Jerry Evans

Issue One through Issue Nine




Utah trails next on Hike-A-Nation route
June 13, 1980




Rich Warnick's interactive map of the Utah route:
HikaNation 1980 Backpack Route - Utah
HikaNation Utah ArcGIS Online "story map"





Hike-A-Nation Set To Reach Utah
on June 13, 1980
(published June 5, 1980)




Utah 1980 overview with
A Guide to HikaNation - Utah 1983
by Shellie Newell





Hikers Rest Near Bryce Canyon
June 30, 1980





Hikers Take Shelter at Ruby's Inn
with a Postum BBQ

July 1, 1980




'Hikanation' Group Rests
In 3-Day Bryce Visit

July 1, 1980




Some fear and loving on the HikaNation Trail
along the Aquarius Plateau

July 1980




AHS News: Volume 4, Number 6
HikaNation Update: Utah

July 1980





Hikers are nearing Boulder, Utah
July 10, 1980




Henry Mountain (Utah) Itinerary
July 14 through July 20, 1980




 
Year's hike across the United States is going great,
Hikers feted in Monticello, Utah

August 2, 1980




Memorandum #11
August 1980



 
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Colorado Schedule for HikaNation
by Gudy Gaskill

August 1980



 
Hikers enter Colorado on HikaNation,
Cross country hikers resting in Dove Creek,
HikaNation crosses Colorado

August 5, 1980




Mesa Verde
Colorado side trip

August 1980




Crawdad cookin'
Dolores River, Colorado





50 Hours Alone In The Woods
by Toni Martinazzi

August 11, 1980




Graniteville Woman Takes To The Trails
Shellie Newell at the 1,400 mile mark





Family, Friends Begin 4,000 Mile Hike,
HikaNation trek at 1,400-mile mark,
55 Hikers in Colorado On Yearlong, Coast-to-Coast Walk,
55 Hikers At 1,400-Mile Point





Cross country hikers arrive here next week
August 14, 1980
Hiker enjoying views of U.S.
August 22, 1980





AHS News: Volume 4, Number 7
Kern, Kemsley and Hales to join
HikaNation in Silverton, Colorado
August 1980




 
Hikers reach the Divide,
Elwood native is hiking the nation,
KIUP-KRSJ press release
August 22, 1980





The Saloon Door Story
by Jim Kern

August 22, 1980




Cross-county hikers bring attention to U.S. trails,
Federal Official, David F. Hales, praises hikers
Silverton, Colorado

August 23, 1980




Backpackers Promote Hiking Trails
Silverton, Colorado
August 24, 1980




Frisco-to-D.C. hikers reach the Rockies,
55 going strong in walk,
Hikers 'high' over long trip

August 31, 1980




AHS News: Volume 4, Number 8
1,500 mile mark passed

September 1980




Findlay Man, Tim Geoghegan,
Trades Job, Car, Furniture For A 9-Month Hike

September 6, 1980




Hikers come through town on way across nation
Del Norte, Colorado
September 10, 1980




Contingent Leaves Its Footprints Across Continent
Great Sand Dunes

September 11, 1980




Weekly Reader
September 12, 1980




HikaNation group stops at Kiva
(including 3 boys) - September 1980,
Koshari Indian Museum letter - July 1980





Nice "Hike"--Walking Across U.S.
La Junta, Colorado

September 24, 1980




Lathrop State Park
Walsenberg, Colorado

September 1980



 
Hiking group travels through Bent's Old Fort
and Las Animas, Colorado

October 1980




Colorado Certificates
October 1980



 
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Memorandum #12
Kansas - October 1980




Taking a Hike Across Country,
Who said Kansas is flat, ask hikers,
Cross country walk moves into Kansas,
Hikers cross Kansas on historic trek

October 9, 1980




Homecoming Hike
Dodge City, Kansas
October 16, 1980



 
Stan Adamson with HikaNation,
'Heaven-sent' hiker serves Halstead Hospital well

October or November 1980



 
Hikin'on US50
3 miles east of Syracus, Kansas
October 1980




HikaNation bio snippets
Kingman, Kansas
Oct or Nov 1980




55 Hikers Pass Thru Kiowa County, Kansas
October 18 - 19, 1980




Hikers pass through area on transcontinental trek
Bucklin Mullinville, Kansas
Chicoan Treks Across the U.S.

October 18, 1980




Kurt Burke
Long Distance Hiker




 
Foot Power - Kingman, Kansas
Cross-country trip hard on feet - Hutchinson, Kansas




Cross-Country Hikers Relinquish
Home Comforts to Boost Sport

October 23, 1980





Experience Is The Key Word
Belle Plaine, Kansas
October 30, 1980




Special Notice (Re: Monty)
November 1980




Hikers Skirt Edge of Moline, Kansas
November 2, 1980




Crossing the nation one step at a time
Elk River Hiking Trail, Kansas

November 5, 1980




 
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Cross-County Hikers in Oklahoma,
Transcontinental HikeaNation headed this way

November 8, 1980




From a Cross-Country Hiker...Barry Rhodes
(to Oklahoma Trails Association)




Hoofing It
(in Oklahoma with Paul Petracca)

November 8, 1980




At 8 Cents a Mile, Hike's Worth Trip
Claremore, Oklahoma
November 1980




Hikers stop overnight in Claremore
November 1980




King Tot
near Tulsa, Oklahoma
November 14, 1980




Young at Heart
November 14, 1980




Hikers find Rockies a formidable challenge,
Who said Kansas is flat, ask hikers,
Tulsa, Oklahoma articles

November 1980




Hikers trek 2,000 miles in 7 months
Jean Pierre Chouteau Trail, Oklahoma

November 13, 1980




Jean Pierre Chouteau Trail Dedication
Tulsa, Oklahoma

November 13 - 15, 1980




HikaNation Team
Afton Landing, Oklahoma
November 15, 1980




Brrr!
Hikers take rest in Wagoner





Transcontinental hikers pass the halfway point in Oklahoma
Wagoner, Oklahoma

November 15, 1980




AHS News: Volume 4, Number 9--Oct/Nov 1980
AHS HikaNation Reaches Midway Point:
Wagoner County, Oklahoma
November 15, 1980




 
Fort Gibson Stockade, Oklahoma
November 19, 1980




Letter from Craig Evans
Weekend in Oklahoma

November 1980



 
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Arkansas itinerary,
Fayetteville Men Join HikaNation,
Hikers visit this area (Evansville)

November 23, 1980




50 HikaNation Hikers Welcomed, Arkansas-style
Devil's Den State Park

November 25 - 27, 1980




A Special Thanksgiving by Stacy Waring
Lake Fort Smith, Arkansas

November 28, 1980
HikaNation Song
by Linda Stoneman





Oark General Store
December 5, 1980






In Step Across America
By Paula Guerrein

December 1980




Hikers to Walk Along Buffalo River,
HikaNation Philosophers Describe Lengthy Walk

December 11, 1980




Arkansas Traveler Certificate
December 13, 1980




Hikers feast on wild food
prepared by Billie Joe Tatum

December 13, 1980




Coast-to-coast hikers pass through Yellville,
Here and There - HikaNation update

December 16, 1980




Welcome for the walkers
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas

December 18, 1980



 
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Missouri itinerary
December 1980 - January 1981
Cross-Country Hiking Group
To Pass Through Missouri,
The Hikers Are Coming


East Wind Community
December 20, 1980



HikaNation hikers enter West Plains, Missouri
They're Seeing The U.S.A., Using The Hiking Trail Way

December 23, 1980




Cross-continent hike stops in West Plains for Christmas break,
Christmas in the Ozarks - Kato hiker sends his greetings,
Peru backpacker discovers country, people, self

December 23, 1980





HikaNation 1980-1981
Season's Greetings and Best Wishes





Christmas visitors are serious about taking a hike
West Plains, Missouri

December 25, 1980




Hikers aim to cross America after Belle Plaine, Missouri,
HikaNation Visits Oregon County

December 28, 1980




Memorandum #13
January 1981




Alexandrians Hike For Better Trails
Marce, John and Cindy

(published January 6, 1981)




HikaNation Backpackers Spend Time In Valley,
Hikers back on cross-country trip after rest,
HikaNation Cross Missouri Ozarks

January 1981




HikaNation Participant Enjoys People on Route
along the Taum Salk Trail in Missouri

January 7, 1981




David Chernow had a homecoming
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri

January 10, 1981




Three-day winter trek through Perry County
January 10, 1981




Hikers see country on nationwide trek
The Schnurbusch farm near Apple Creek, Missouri
January 13, 1981




Backpackers to hike 4500 miles across the nation
The Schnurbusch farm near Apple Creek, Missouri

January 13, 1981




 
HikaNation walkers on cross-country trek
January 1981 - Missouri




Hikers cross Missouri
en route to Washington, D.C.

January 15, 1981




West Plains man to spend 60th birthday hiking across state,
Alter completes 283-mile hike without one blister,
Hikers cross Mississippi River - begin second half of journey

January 15, 1981



HikaNation by the Mississippi
January 15th, 1981
HikaNation by the Mississippi


 
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Hikers Can't 'Tread Water'.....Starting across Illinois,
Hardy Hiker Band Enters Illinois on Trans-U.S. Trek

January 15, 1981




Illinois Schedule for HikaNation
January 15, 1981




Shawnee National Forest, Illinois
HikaNation Program

January 15 - 31, 1981




Mishio Foot Trail of Illinois
January 15 - 31, 1981




Rest Stop with Ben Marce
Grand Tower, Illinois

January 15, 1981




HikaNation Virginia No. 2
Missouri into Illinois update
January 16, 1981




HikaNation walks doggedly on
Carbondale, Illinois

January 1981




Planting Trees
Giant City State Park, Illinois

January 18, 1981




Illinois Honors HikaNation
at Giant City State Park
& Trekkers Dramatize Trail Needs

January 18, 1981



 
Transcontinental hikers stop
in area on way to Capital
Fern Clyffe State Park

January 1981




New horizons and Twinkies beckon hikers
O, Wilderness! O, Hiking! O, Junk Food!

by Bonnie Boyle
Eddyville, Illinois




Hikers Will Have Supper at Cave-In-Rock Park
January 30, 1981



Determined Coast-to-Coast Hikers
Will Reach Kentucky This Weekend and
Kentucky Department of Tourism, Travel Release

January 31, 1981




AHS News: Volume 5, Number 1
The HikaNation: Still Going Strong
January/February, 1981



 
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HikaNation Virginia No.3
Illinois into Kentucky newsletter update
HikaNation in Kentucky news articles
February 1, 1981



 
Hikers agree.....Crossing the U.S.
Greenville, Kentucky

February 6, 1981




Two on 4,000-mile hike
stop in Bowling Green, Kentucky

February 8, 1981



 
Brownsville, Kentucky Mayor signs scroll,
Hikers Pass Through County,
One HikaNation family trails others

February 12 - 14, 1981




HikaNation Virginia No. 4
Kentucky update - Reese Lukei, Jr.
Hikers continue national trek - Al Schneider

February 15, 1981




HikaNation Virginia
Special Notice to Virginia Planners
Kentucky Route into Virginia

February 20, 1981




NPS: Appalachian Trail Project Office
Memorandums concerning
HikaNation traverse of Virginia

February 5 and 20, 1981




The Shenandoah Project
"Let Us In"

December 1980--February 1981






Nationwide Hikers
Enthusiasts Pass Through Pulaski
En Route to Washington, D.C.

Somerset, Kentucky
February 23, 1981




HikaNation A.T.-D.C. Survey
February 23, 1981




American Hiker
HikaNation Report

by Jeannie Harmon Dave Backus
February 26, 1981




Cumberland Falls State Park
80 start, 37 survive

February 28, 1981




Experiencing America
35 Coast-to-Coast Hikers Trekking
Across Kentucky on Way to Atlantic

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky
February 28, 1981




Hike-A-Marathon in Kentucky
February 28, 1981




Across-America hikers rest up
here overnight to treat blisters
Middlesboro, Kentucky

March 5 - 6, 1981




Tom Floyd for The American Hiking Society
HikaNation Arrival

March 1981




Memorandum #14
March 1981




HikaNation Virginia No. 5
Virginia entry update
& Letters to the Media

March 1, 1981



 
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HikaNation Comes to Lee Co., Virginia
March 8, 1981




HikaNation Virginia No. 6
HikaNation enters Virginia (on 3/8) update





HikaNation Schedule, Resupplies and Maildrops (Ohlson)
March 1981




Trek confirms hikers' vision of America,
Cross-country hikers pass through area
Gate City, Virginia

March 1981




Cross-Country Hike To Include Bristol,
Hiking Expedition Traverses Smyth County

March 1981




Teen scene
Backpackers taking cross-country hike

March 14, 1981




HikaNation A.T. Information
Damascus, Virginia

March 16 - 17, 1981




Record Snowstorm Clobbers 2 States
March 19 - 24, 1981




Transcontinental hikers near
end of year-long U.S. trek

March 23, 1981




Fire on Peters Mountain
Pearisburg, Virginia

March 30 - 31, 1981




A year on foot
Pearisburg, Virginia

March 30 - 31, 1981




Cross-Country Hikers Nearing Their Goal,
65 backpackers near goal

March 1981




Congressional Personnal Invitations
April 3rd and April 13th, 1981




HikaNation Celebration (1-year)
Hollins College, Virginia

April 11, 1981




HikaNation Virginia No. 7
Hollins College Snowstorm update

April 14, 1981




Blackwater Creek Trail Dedication
Lynchburg, Virginia

April 18, 1981




NPS: Appalachian Trail Project Office Memorandum
Harpers Ferry preparations for May 8-9

April 21, 1981




Hika-Nation Trekkers Now At Rockfish Gap
Waynesboro, Virginia
April 21, 1981




Hika-Nation Fever Appears Contagious
Rockfish Gap, Virginia

April 21, 1981




Hika-Nation 'Invaders'
Turning Up Everywhere
Rockfish Gap, Virginia

April 22, 1981
'Deviants'
Gayle Fisher Sharon Chrostowski
Waynesboro, Virginia

April 22, 1981



'Hard Core' Hikers See The Country
April 30, 1981




HikaNation Trekkers Stop In Warren
April 30, 1981




American Hiker: Vol. 1 No. 2
Washington Gears Up for HikaNation Arrival
April/May 1981





Memorandum #15
May 1, 1981




Traveling Perambulator
Winchester, Virginia
May 6, 1981



 
Loudoun Outdoors
by Harriet Maloney

Appalachian Trail to Harpers Ferry



 
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Coast-to-Coast Hikers Ending Year's Walk
West Virginia article

May 8, 1981




Bolivar Heights, West Virginia
Transcontinental Hikers Hoof It To Harpers Ferry

May 8, 1981




Homecoming Wraps Up Trans-US Hike
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

May 8, 1981




America On Foot:
Last Tired Leg Of a 4,500-Mile Hike

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia




Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Welcoming Ceremonies

May 9, 1981




"Family" Photo
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

May 9, 1981




Chicoan, Phil Atkins,
Walking From Sea to Sea

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
May 9, 1981




Sculpt-A-Hair By Bacclavaccalacca
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
May 9, 1981




End in sight for cross-country hikers
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

May 9, 1981




HikaNation Walkers Near End of 4,000-Mile Journey,
Transcontinental trek nears end

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
May 9, 1981




HikaNation Arrival
C&O Canal Segment
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to Washington, D.C.

May 9 - 12, 1981



 
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Rob Burns
A 14-year-old cross-country hiker's journal:
many peaks and valleys

Maryland - May 10, 1981



 
Cross-Country Hike to Finish In Washington
C&O Canal, Maryland

May 10, 1981




Come Hike With Me
William Kemsley, Jr.





Hikers hard on the heels of America's soul
C&O Canal, Maryland
May 12, 1981



 
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President Ronald Reagan
Secretary James Watt

May 1981




American Hiker---Vol. 1 No. 3, June 1981
HikaNation Comes to Washington
May 13, 1981





Cross-country hike
40 hearty souls' coast-to-coast feat

May 13, 1981





Arrival at the Washington Monument
May 13, 1981




Hikers reach Capitol,
Twenty Million Footsteps

May 13, 1981




Hikers cross nation to Capitol,
Cross country hikers in capital
Washington, D.C.

May 13, 1981




The Long Trail From S.F.,
The 4,500-mile HikaNation trek ends at Washington Monument,
California Hikers Get to Washington

May 13, 1981





Crossing The Nation One Step At A Time,
Postum HikaNation Fact Sheets

May 13, 1981




Capitol steps, Washington, D.C.,
Congressional Record Welcome to HikaNation,
HikaNation Celebration Dinner

May 13, 1981



 
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Maryland Route
after Washington, D.C.

May 16 - 24, 1981




Suppliers & Supporters of HikaNation
May 15, 1981




Hikers end walk to champion cause across U.S.
May 15, 1981




Concord Housewife's Short Trip Took 13 Months
Jeannie Harmon

May 17, 1981




Hiker finds folks friendly
in trek across nation

May 18, 1981




Appalachian Trailway News (July/August issue)
36, more or less, complete last lap of 13-month trek

May 1981




Trekkin'
Hikers near last leg of cross-country trip
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

May 19, 1981




Damp Crossing
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Trans-American trekkers sorry to see trip ending

May 19, 1981




Coast-to-coast hikers stride
across Kent Island, Maryland

May 20, 1981



37 See the Nation From Ground Up
May 24, 1981



 
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Delaware Itinerary
May 1981

  "From Sea To Shining Sea"
by Padraic P. Boyle

Delaware Coordinator/Pathfinder



Fueled by 'a longing to go', 37 have hiked a nation
May 26, 1981



HikaNation group to land in Lewes
today from Calif.

May 27, 1981




Welcome to Lewes...On To The Sea
May 27, 1981




HikaNation at Cape Henlopen, Delaware
May 27, 1981




Pinelands trail dedication set
Cape Henlopen, Delaware

May 27, 1981




48 Hikers Reach Lewes After 13 Month Trek
Pinelands Trail Dedicated

May 27, 1981




A year for answers
by Stacey Waring

May 27, 1981




Coast-to-coast hikers end trip with dip in Atlantic
Jiamie got a free ride

May 27, 1981



Cape Henlopen, Delaware
For hikers, the fun was getting there
Coast to coast, 35 strong - Hikers end journey in Delaware surf

May 27, 1981




The American Hiking Society
HikaNation 1980-1981





Bruce Ohlson's HikaNation Stats




Finalized Official Route of HikaNation
Courtesy of Janet




HikaNation Photography Contest
Sponsored by Postum





HikaNation
I hiked America 1980 - 81





 
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Shellie Newell
Aikenite Returns Home After Year's Walk

end of May 1981




Across the United States with HikaNation
Film information by John Olmsted





Kudos for
Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
Virginia Coordinator for HikaNation





From Sea to Shining Sea - May 1981
Avril Forsythe Reports - June 1981





After cross-country hike, it's hard to sit
May 1981




Accent on Leisure...The big hike....leisure my ass!
60 Young, Old Walk Across US

May 29, 1981



 

Focus on John Stout
  • Seattle man finally home after 'Hika-nation' walk
  • Hiker cools heels after trek
  • Hiker, 69, back after crossing U.S.
  • Feet feat: 69-year-old hiker back in Seattle after 4,289-mile walk
  • Former Boeing machinist walks across America
  • Retired machinist hikes 4,500 miles
  • Northend 'romantic' hikes more than 4,000 miles
  • Cooking Photos
  • Rochester United Methodist Church Bulletin
  • Hardy hiker pounded trail across country in 4,200-mile project


 
Sojourner finds new lease on her life
June 18, 1981




Wouldn't Stop 'til She Was Finished
Susan "Butch" Henley

July 25, 1981




Memorandum
Cost Over-runs

August 1981




Findlay Man, Tim Geoghegan,
Tours Country On Foot

August 24, 1981




Vivid memories of a cross country hike
Reporter reflects on year-long trek
By Gayle Fisher
September 20, 1981




Marce Guerrein
From Pacific to Atlantic
in 15 months--On Foot





WSU student, Janet Parsons,
puts best foot forward

October 4, 1981




Walk a mile in this man's shoes
Bruce Ohlson

October 1, 1981




American Hiker HikaState snippets
October - November 1981
April - May 1982




HikaNation Quarterly
November 1981




1981 Thanksgiving Gathering
Dallas, Texas
November 26, 1981




Color it Blue
John and Helen Stout

December 1981




Student explores country on foot
February 4, 1982




HikaNation Quarterly
February 1982
American Hiker
March 1982




1982 Gossip
from Terry Ernst





1982 HikaNation Reunion
White Rock Mountain Recreation Area, Arkansas
May 28 - 31, 1982




American Hiker
HikaNation Reunion 1982
Summer Issue 1982




HikaNation Quarterly
Fall 1982




American Hiker
AHS Board members Legislative Alert

Fall Issue 1982




Susan "Butch" Henley
Conquering the Appalachian Trail
New friends along the trail





City woman hikes across nation
Jeannie Harmon update 1983




Marce Guerrein, after HikaNation
November 1982
March 1983
September 1983
April 1988




A Guide to HikaNation - Utah 1983
by Shellie Newell




 
HikaNation II
1981 - 1984 information




American Hiker
The Golden State Trail uses HikaNation route,
HikaNation Summer Hikes for 1983,
HikaState: California,
The Mini-Commmorative Stroll Survives
Jan, Feb, April, May 1983




American Hiker HikaNation Quarterly
February 1983 Spring 1983




1983 HikaNation Reunion
Monticello, Utah
May 28 - 30, 1983




HikaNation Quarterly
Fall 1983




HikaNation Quarterly
Winter 1983




1984 HikaNation Reunion
Strawberry, California
August 15 - 16, 1984




1986 HikaNation Reunion
Front Royal, Virginia
October 1986




1990 HikaNation BBQ Cookout
Doug's Place, Michigan
April 12, 1990
1991 HikaNation Reunion
Cape Henlopen, Delaware
May 17 - 19, 1991



HikaNation influences
the American Discovery Trail

January 13, 1992




American Hiker
Thirty-seven intrepid hikers

Winter 1992




Phillipe Vermeyen and Bruce Ohlson
June 1999




HikaNation Reunion 2000
20th Anniversary Reunion
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

May 19 - 21, 2000




Don't Rush Me. I'm Enjoying America
20th year reflections in 2000




HikaNation
The Father of the American Discovery Trail

Grand Opening Events in 2000




A strange and wonderful hike across America
Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

5/31/2000




2011 HikaNation Reunion
30th Anniversary Reunion
Mt. Magazine State Park, Arkansas
Remembering HikaNation





Artwork by Ryan Don Bozis




HikaNation Stationery
Logo by Ryan Bozis
HikaNation Postcards
designed by ??



Donna & Dave
Independence Mine, Alaska




2013 HikaNation Reunion-BBQ
August 2013 at Doug's




 

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35th Anniversary Reunion

HikaNation Reflections - 35 Years After the Hike
September 2015 Reunion Photos2015 Roundtable Discussion Videos
Pre-Reunion 2015 Hike Photos Pre-Reunion 2015 Hike info
Additional 2015 Reunion and Hike photos, edited by Scott
reunion poster-flyer reunion schedule
Poster 1Itinerary
reunion poster-flyer 2
MerchandisePoster 2
HikaNation - an AHS Legacy -
Celebrates 35th Reunion
American Discovery Trail
35th HikaNation Reunion Planned
HikaNation celebrates 35 years...
By Paula Guerrein
HikaNation: Hiking Across America
by William Kemsley
35th HikaNation Reunion in Estes Park
by Jim Kern
HikaNation, 35th Anniversary
by Jim Kern
AHS: HikaNation Gathers for 35th Reunion by Paula GuerreinADT: Discover America
Winter 2015-2016 - 35th Reunion articles




2017 HikaNation BBQ-Reunion
August 2017 at Doug's





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