By the Numbers: Trails Worked, Miles Hiked and More
We've been spending some time reflecting on the work we accomplished together this year and on the many moments that make hiking in Washington so special. Thank you for making 2012 a record-setting year for trails! Because of you, Washington Trails Association preserved and maintained more trails throughout the state than ever before.
Explore WTA's work by the numbers, and consider making a year-end gift to help us reach our goal to accomplish even more next year.
170 trails maintained statewide
100,000 volunteer hours on trail
2,750 total volunteers
5,875 Trip Reports filed (so far) on wta.org
2,150 Trip Report contributors
12,000 miles hiked in one month during Hike-a-Thon
70,000 dollars we must raise by December 31
With only a few days left until the end of the year, we must raise $70,000 by December 31 so we can start 2013 out strong!
Beyond the numbers
We can't look back at the last year without also acknowledging the thousands of little moments that can't be put into numbers. Here are just a few of ours. Tell us about yours in the comments below.
- The unexpected treasure of spotting wildlife—a bear, mountain goat or rare bird—from the trail.
- That feeling you get in the wilderness when you look up at night and see nothing but stars.
- Getting to know a great new friend as you work side-by-side on fixing up a trail. Then, later, walking that trail and the pride at having helped build it.
- Taking a moment to soak in the reward of a jaw-dropping view that you've earned by putting one foot in front of the other.