Washington Trails Magazine
Washington Trails is the state’s premier hiking magazine.
In each issue, you’ll find articles on hiking destinations, how-to advice, native flora and fauna, hiking news and what’s new at Washington Trails Association. Each month you'll also find stunning photos and a selection of great hiking suggestions.
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- Create the Ultimate Basecamp
- Owls on Trails
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WTA tests the good, the bad and the ugly in backpacking meals
Hiking with little ones can be challenging but fun
Trail maintenance volunteers get their pick of all sorts of cool tools
Dehydrating your own food can be a cheap and tasty alternative to prepackaged backpacking meals
WTA's trail maintenance program extends across the mountains into the Okanogan National Forest
A horsepacker shares advice on what to do when you meet four-legged hikers on the trail
Why do volunteers wear green, orange or blue hats? The answer can be found at WTA's annual Crew Leader College.
Our group had originally intended to do an eight-day trip with three layover days at a base camp 5 miles beyond Pelton Shelter, where the river canyon forms at Service Falls. We were looking to explore a route to the Upper Queets Basin, which would have necessitated getting above the impassable canyon.
As is our annual custom for a dozen years now, my brother Keith flew out from Iowa for his annual fix of Seattle seafood, microbrews, and mountain backpacking. Our “to do” list had for some time included the stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Rainy to Harts Pass, but the relatively easy distance of 31 miles had previously caused us to divert to more challenging trips elsewhere.