Ben Mourer's only 17, but he's already teaching lots of adults about hiking. As an official hike guide for the North Country Trail Association and the American Hiking Society, Ben leads adults and kids of all ages on trails near his hometown of Chicora, Pennsylvania. He sets up the hike, points out cool trees and animals along the trail, and helps keep hikers safe by bringing along first aid kits and extra water.
In the year 2000, 67 million people went hiking.
America's National Parks have more that 12,000 miles of trails.
The Appalachian Trail starts in northern Georgia and continues through South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and ends in Maine at Mt. Katahdin, Baxter Peak, Baxter State Park.
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