At the recent Outdoor Retailer Trade Show, Thorlos partnered with Backpacker Magazine to sponsor a silent auction of outdoor gear, with all proceeds benefiting the National Trails Fund. Thorlos also hosted its sock trade-in with a twist; $1 was donated to the National Trails Fund for each pair traded in. The $3000 donation on behalf of Thorlos and Backpacker Magazine will be used to help save our trails.

Thorlos® Outdoor Product Manager, Deb Lazenby, commented on the success of the fundraisers. “As an American company, we at Thorlos® understand the importance of preserving and maintaining America’s trails, and we are delighted to support the National Trails Fund. We want to encourage all trail clubs to work with American Hiking Society and apply for a grant to help them with their trail work.”

Created in 1998, American Hiking Society’s National Trails Fund is the only privately supported national grants program providing funding to grassroots organizations working toward establishing, protecting and maintaining foot trails in America. To date, American Hiking has granted nearly $200,000 to 42 different organizations across the U.S. for land acquisition, constituency building campaigns, and traditional trail work projects. Awards range from $500 to $10,000 per project.