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Re: [pct-l] National Recreation Trails, atlist
> Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 16:58:57 EDT
> There are a few national programs which sponser trails through funding,
> and/or coordination efforts. One of these programs seems close to the
> end of its existance. The National Recreation Trails program at the
> National Park Service seems to be in trouble.
> This program is the third in the triad of National Park Service
> coordinated trails programs. The other two programs are the National
> Scenic Trails (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, etc.), and the
> National Historic Trails (Lewis & Clark Trail, Oregon Trail, etc.).
> Should not one of the national hiking, walking, or trails clubs take on
> this program? If it exists do we now not need it??
The problem is probably one of distinctiveness and identity. I'm not
sure that I, as a committed hiker and walker, can differentiate between
scenic trails and recreation trails nor does the possible semantic
difference seem important. I would suggest considering a merger of the
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