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Teens Needed on Trail for Two Great Summer Trips

Posted by Loren Drummond at Apr 29, 2013 05:40 PM |
Do you know a high school student (age 14 - 18) who loves the outdoors? This summer, join WTA on one of two amazing trips for teens who need to complete their service hours or who just want to get into the backcountry with their friends in a super-fun, safe and teamwork-oriented environment. White River and Troublesome Creek both need your help!
Teens Needed on Trail for Two Great Summer Trips

The troublesome crew from last summer. Photo by Alexa Lindauer

Are you (or do you know) a high school student (age 14-18) who loves the outdoors? This summer, Washington Trails Association has openings on two amazing trips for teens who need to complete their service hours or who just want to get into the backcountry with their friends in a super-fun, safe and teamwork-oriented environment.

Girl power needed to fix trails at Troublesome

Where: Troublesome Creek, near West Cady Ridge in the Central Cascades
When: July 14-19
>> Get more info and sign up for the Troublesome Creek trip today

2012 Troublesome Trip
Last year's crew worked hard to get Troublesome Creek in tip-top shape. Photo by Alexa Lindauer.

On this awesome week of trail-building, hiking, camping and fun, you'll bunk down at Troublesome Creek campground and work on the Troublesome Loop trail. You'll fix up the trail (widening, installing proper drainage and structures) making it better for all the hikers who come along later in the season.

"WTA has inspired me and given me a new vision of the outdoors. Due to WTA, I know what direction of work I want to go in, and I know I want to live in a place with trails and forests. I love being involved in WTA.”

-Alex Compeau, WTA Youth Ambassador

  • Never done trail work? No problem. We'll show you what you need to know.
  • Think it might be too hard? Don't stress. We've got a job for everyone.
  • Worried you won't know anyone? The best of friends are made on trail. Or, just have a friend sign up with you.
  • Is the trip fee prohibitive for your family? Get in touch with us anyway. Scholarships are available!

With WTA providing experienced crew leaders, some camping gear (tents and sleeping pads provided) and all of your meals for the week, the only thing we need is YOU.

Make your summer vacation a week in the backcountry

Where: White River Trail in the Central Cascades
When: August 03-10
>> Get more info and sign up for the White River trip today

White River Youth Crew 2012
Last year's White River crew worked and explored some of the most beautiful backcountry Washington has to offer.

If you're a teen with at least 5 days of trail work experience, then then you will not want to miss this co-ed trip to one of the most beautiful valleys in the state.

After backpacking into your camp for the week, you and your crew will work on fixing up drainage and restoring tread on a trail that feeds into the Pacific Crest Trail in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. On your day off, you'll hike through alpine valleys with waterfalls and waterfalls. Summer vacation doesn't get better than this. (Plus, you get service hours!)

>> Sign up now, or snag one of the few spots left on another youth vacation.

>> Still not sure? Find out what a typical day is like.

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