November 2013 Email

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2014 trail grants offered to hiking organizations
The American Hiking Society has awarded over $560,000 to 182 trail projects around the country, to date. The National Trails Fund will provide the monetary means that some of our current trails will need to rebuild and restore America's trails to their full potential.  This fund is specifically designed for hiking trail support.  The funding amounts will be available in $500 to $5,000 amounts and are available to members of the American Hiking Society's Alliance of Hiking Organizations.


The application period opened November 1, 2013 and will close December 13, 2013.  Those who will be awarded funding will be notified in the spring of 2014.  

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Maintaining & updating your trail can lead to major savings

If you're one of the fortunate organizations to be selected for this funding, updating your signage and maintaining your trail could mean significant savings in the future. The lack of attention to a trail could lead to major problems that may not be monetarily feasible to correct, on light budgets. Proper signage on a hiking trail should be informative to the hiker, but also protect his/her safety. A great way to provide this information is with the TriView Marker Post, using informational decals and QR code patch decals. 

With the scan of a SmartPhone, QR codes can lead to safety information, trail coordinates, a trail map or anything you'd like to provide in a small amount of space. For those hikers without a SmartPhone, detailed trail decals can provide important safety information, information about the difficultly of a trail, or information on specific trail usage. 

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As always, if you ever have a unique challenge or unusual request, please don't hesitate to let me know. At Rhino we work hard at providing innovative solutions, not just posts and signs.



Dan Zabka

Trail Marking Consultant


952-428-7971 Direct


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