This article is part of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Trail Moments initiative—to elevate new and tried-and-true trail voices around the country, and how trails have impacted the lives of Americans during COVID-19. Learn more at trailmoments.org and #TrailMoments on social media.
Have you been visiting trails more often or even for the first time lately? If you answered yes, then you’re not alone. In 2020, trail use nationwide increased 51% compared with the year prior and outdoor spaces continue to be favored destinations. For many people, getting outside on the trail has brought joy, comfort and new experiences.
As someone who shares her wilderness adventures, tips, how-tos and truth-talk on Instagram and YouTube to introduce people to the outdoors and make them feel more comfortable in these spaces, we caught up with our friend Miranda to ask about her Trail Moments.
As it happened, part of Miranda’s trail time over the last year was spent on bookending portions of the Great American Rail-Trail, which will ultimately allow people to walk and roll from coast to coast while being completely separated from traffic.
We love that Miranda inspires people to feel more connected to the outdoors… and we REALLY love that she was able to share her experiences from along an epic 3,700-mile route that will connect the country by trail! Watch to learn about her Trail Moments, and check out her other great content by following Miranda on social media.
Have you recently discovered trails, or are you a long-time trail enthusiast? Either way, we hope you’ll share your “Trail Moments”—and the stories of how trails have impacted your life during COVID-19. Take the survey below, or share using #TrailMoments on social media.