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2011 Top Trip Reporters

Posted by Jaal Mann at Sep 26, 2011 02:10 PM |
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The top trip reporters of 2011, as well as a summary of this year's trip report statistics so far.

The beginning of fall last week and the rainy start to Monday morning has us thinking about the astounding trip reporting that has been going on all year.

Despite a late start to the season, 4,338 Trip Reports have been written this year - 600 more than all of last year. And more hikers are contributing their experiences and information to - 1688 different people have written at least one trip report in 2011.

At WTA, we are so appreciative to this group of hikers for keeping us informed about the conditions of our favorite trails. With the late arrival of summer, being able to learn from other hikers about lingering snowfields and challenging stream crossings was incredibly important for our own enjoyment on a hike and for safety. And it's always great to know about where the wildflowers are blooming and the views from the trail. Thank you to all of the hikers who have shared a Trip Report!

There are a few folks we want to highlight for the their hiking accomplishments and their willingness to share their experiences after every hike.

Top 10 Trip Reporters of 2011:

Weluv2hike: 141 reports. No doubt about it, they love to hike! They provide short descriptions of hikes from all over the state and on trails that range from easy to very difficult.

Bob and Barb: 93 reports. Follow Bob and Barb if you want to find a trail at its peak beauty. This couple hikes all over the state and writes very detailed and excellent trip reports, paired with stellar photos.

Geezerhiker: 53 reports with great pictures. If you want a primer on some awesome hiking destinations, check out Geezerhiker's reports.

Hikingqueen: 48 reports, all very helpful with great pictures too. She does many hikes in the Mount Rainier area.

Onehikeaweek: 45 reports and definitely on track to meet the goal. If you're interested in hiking Snoqualmie Pass or the Teanaway area, these reports provide good details and photos.

Mike: 39 reports. Mike is recognizing his 50th birthday with 50 hikes this year. He hikes primarily in the North Cascades and has wonderfully detailed Trip Reports with great photos.

Whitebark: 36 reports. Lots of very helpful trip reports around the Cascades, Snoqualmie Pass, and the Teanaway area.

Eric Jain: 34 reports. Very detailed trip reports from fantastic locations. He also contributes great pictures along with his reports. His hikes range from the Olympics to Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and the Cascades.

Tomas: 33 reports. Tomas likes to hike to high places, whether it be in Mount Rainier National Park, the Olympics or the Snoqualmie Pass area, and provides Trip Reports and photos with just the right amount of detail.

Snow Cat: 31 reports, mostly in the Central Cascades area. Along with great descriptions of dozens of hikes, this hiker identifies many of the plants and animals that she sees along the way, while providing great pictures of them.

Trip Reports by Year Chart


2011 Top Trip Reporters

We are actually not a retired couple! Bob is still a practicing physician in family practice. If he wasn't we would be doing even more hikes! :)!

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Bob and Barb on Sep 27, 2011 09:20 AM

2011 Top Trip Reporters

Oops! Sorry about that. I've made the edit. Thanks for your great reports. I always love reading them!

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Susan Elderkin on Sep 27, 2011 09:20 AM

2011 Top Trip Reporters

Way to go Weluv2hike and everyone! I know people definitely appreciate your reports and as do I.

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onehikeaweek on Sep 27, 2011 09:23 AM

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Thanks WTA for the recognition of my trip reports. I am planning a week vacation next week to hopefully come close to finishing my 50 hikes at age 50 before the snow hits in the upper mountains. Congratulations to those hikers who really got in some hiking this year. I am jealous and wish I cold do more but working full time is hard. Can't wait to retire and hike a lot more. Keep up the reports I read them everyday. Get out there and see this beautiful state. Take Care Mike

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Mike on Sep 27, 2011 07:14 PM

2011 Top Trip Reporters

Amazing, great update, thanks all you trip reporters!

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Jon Stahl on Sep 27, 2011 11:26 PM

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I enjoy whitebark's reports for off-the-beaten-path routes and bits of history.

I read everyone's trip reports, even if it's not an area I plan to go right now - always so interesting.

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Kim Brown on Sep 28, 2011 10:12 AM

2011 Top Trip Reporters

Thanks for all your trip reports :) Love reading them. Wish I could get out there as often as you all do. Can't wait to see more reports in the future!

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pikawhisperer on Sep 29, 2011 07:47 AM