Hiking trips available

With a series of new trips for families, college students and those short on time, the American Hiking Society's 2008 volunteer vacations make it easier than ever for hikers, trail advocates and volunteers of all ages to have fun, get outside and make a difference.

The 2008 schedule offers 75 projects in 25 states. New trips will take volunteers to help eradicate invasive plants in Arizona's Paria Canyon, clear and maintain trails in Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine and build a two-mile segment of Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail.

To find out more, visit www.AmericanHiking.org or call 301-565-6704.