Washington Trails Association

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Get Trail Suggestions For Your Next Hike From WTA

Guest Editorial by Loren Drummond, WTA digital content manager Seattle, Wash. As a nonprofit organization, everything we do at Washington Trails Association—including how we use technology—is in service of our mission to help hikers and the lands we love. Our website, social media channels, our mobile app, our newsletters—we’ve created and curated them to reduce

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3 Mobile Apps for Outdoor Exploring

New and updated outdoor apps on your phone are perfect for finding new trails or exploring the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re looking to flatten your own bulging curve during the COVID-19 pandemic, or if you want access to current trip reports and trail conditions around Washington, then you might consider some of the following apps for your

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A man with a yellow helmet in the forest.

Trail & Public Lands Champions: Bill Way and the NEWTS

Some of us only ride, hike, or run trails. But there are many others who also support outdoor recreation and conservation groups and volunteer their time on trail and restoration projects. We need more of the latter, people who are trail and public land champions, like Bill Way and the NEWTS, Diana Roberts, and Bill Kinzel. (OTO)  Bill

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Even when you're hard at work, there's always time for a laugh on a work party. Photo: Jane Baker, Washington Trails Association

Volunteer Trail Work

When Washington moves into Phase 3, the Washington Trails Association will be adding additional day trip opportunities to support and give back to trails. For experienced backpackers, sign up for a strenuous backpack-style maintenance trip to Jackson Creek/Shedroof Divide in the Salmo Priest Wilderness on a portion of the Pacific Northwest Trail at the end of August.  For

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