Washington Trails Association

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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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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