Hiking medallions are my new souvenir obsession. I had no idea these even existed until I came across one at Harper's Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia.
So what are they and what are they for? Serious hikers use a walking stick and these medallions are cool collectibles to show fellow hiker's where you've been. The medallion comes with two super tiny nails. If you've got a walking stick like the one pictured here, you can carefully nail them on-I saw a really cool Youtube video on how to do that. Here it is so you can see how to do it too.
If you are someone like me who isn't a true hiking enthusiast you can come up with some cool creative way to display these. I've got a friend named Raphael who is a furniture maker. I am going to have him make me a cool cylinder made out of wood and then nail all of these on there and display it in my family room for everyone to see. I am sure there are other things you can do with these as well. Or, just get yourself a hiking stick and take up a new hobby/sport.