2020 55¢ Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Hiking
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: June 13, 2020
First Day City: Incline Village, NV
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 35,000,000
While many outdoor activities are performed in just one or two seasons, hiking can be done anytime throughout the year. And there are many different levels of hiking, so anyone can enjoy it.
One of the best things about hiking is that it requires very little equipment to get started. In fact, most people can start with just a good pair of hiking shoes and a water bottle. That’s all you need to go on a short hike lasting only an hour or two. As time goes on and you want to go on longer hikes lasting a full day or more, there are more items you will need, such as a backpack and camping gear.
There are many national parks to hike in, but one of the best areas to hike in is Adirondack Park in northern New York State. Many people visit the park to hike and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the mountains, lakes, and forests. There are plenty of hiking trails for beginners, but there is also a set for serious hikers. These trails are called the 46 High Peaks and are intense hikes up some of the highest mountains in the Adirondacks. Hikers who complete all these trails earn the title “46’er.”
Hiking is not only a great way to get exercise, it’s wonderful for enjoying the beauty of nature. There’s nothing that can ease a stressful day quite like a hike in the woods.