Designing, testing, and sewing the apparel, tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks that get us all outside. We're all trying to live up to the free-wheeling, go-your-own-way, who-cares-what-people-think attitude of the early days. We go outside because it’s the best playground we can imagine. It’s a place to be creative, express yourself, and escape from the sameness of everyday life. We do what we do because we think this desire to get out and be wild is in everybody.
The Arizona Trail Association (ATA) is a membership organization, seeking active supporters of the Trail, coordinating volunteers, and providing other essential services to the Arizona Trail project.The mission of the ATA, as adopted by the Board of Directors is to coordinate the planning, development, management, and promotion of the Arizona Trail for the recreational and educational experiences of non-motorized trail users.Goals of the Association include: developing public awareness, education, and support for the Arizona Trail, encouraging and coordinating management of the Trail project, fundraising on behalf of the Trail, creating an organizational capability to achieve the vision and mission.As the non-profit organization for the cross-state Arizona Trail, the ATA is involved in many activities that relate to the Arizona Trail. It is these activities that have brought the Arizona Trail to completion, a trail that is becoming one of the premier long-distance trails in the country.