Trail Conference Awards 2017

October 19, 2017
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Trail Conference Awards 2017


Trail Conference Annual Awards are determined by the Board of Directors upon recommendation by the Volunteer Committee.

The following award was given in 2017.

Raymond H. Torrey Award: The Conference' s most prestigious award, given for significant and lasting contributions that protect hiking trails and the land upon which they rest.
Daniel Chazin
Daniel is the man behind many of the Trail Conference’s hike descriptions and guidebooks. He joined the Trail Conference in the late 1970s and served on the Board from 1982 to 2016. A retired lawyer who lives in Teaneck, N.J., Daniel is currently a member of the Publications and Conservation committees. For the past 35 years, Daniel has written or edited many of the organization’s most popular guidebooks, and has been extensively involved with creating and updating Trail Conference maps. More recently, he has dedicated himself to writing and maintaining over 300 hike descriptions on the Trail Conference’s website, including easy-to-follow directions to explore trails throughout our region. Daniel’s Hikes of the Week are featured on and in North Jersey’s The Record newspaper.