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Big Things Coming (in 'Washington Trails' Magazine)

Posted by elihiker at Jul 02, 2012 03:55 PM |

Summer is officially here. The skies are clearing, the snows are melting, the trails are drying out. It’s time to get out there and do what we love most—go hiking! And to celebrate all things about big hiking in Washington—big mountains, big views, big opportunities—we decided to “go big” with the next issue of Washington Trails too!

Summer is officially here. The skies are clearing, the snows are melting, the trails are drying out. It’s time to get out there and do what we love most—go hiking! And to celebrate all things about big hiking in Washington—big mountains, big views, big opportunities—we decided to “go big” with the new issue of Washington Trails too!

Watch your mailboxes this week for Washington Trails Big Hiking Issue. We’ve added eight more pages of hiking goodness to this issue to cram in more hikes, more views, more travel and more info to help you get out there and enjoy the best that summer hiking in Washington—and beyond—can offer.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming.

Hiking on the Rocks

WT’s regional team has selected four amazing trails in the Goat Rocks Wilderness sure to please. These daytrips and overnights visit sparkling alpine lakes, sprawling wildflower meadows and high, rocky peaks amid a rugged, volcanic landscape—all bisected by the famous Pacific Crest Trail.

Hike and Seek

Are you an experienced geocacher, or have you ever wanted to try? Learn how geocaching has its roots right here in the Pacific Northwest, and how the geocaching community supports trails and encourages responsible hiking. There’s also a chance to win a geocaching intro kit, or take our virtual geo-hunt for a chance to win a new geocoin!

Canada Calling

Take an extended Northwest Weekend to Canada’s Coast Mountains for some truly amazing hiking in British Columbia’s outdoors mecca, Squamish and Whistler. Immense ice sheets, glacial lakes and chiseled peaks await. And your days don’t end back at the trailhead. Enjoy fun and fine dining and loads of outdoor activities in and around Whistler Village.

And that’s not all. You’ll find all your favorite departments and columns, including a new Health and Safety feature that will help you relieve sore hiking muscles the natural way, tips for summer solo hiking, and an expanded Take a Hike section featuring twelve—that’s right, twelve!—stunning, big view hikes that need to go on your summer to-do list.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in Washington TrailsReader’s Choice Survey!

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Comments

Cover Picture

Great issue! But I couldn't find the cover picture identified anywhere. Is it inside someplace and I'm just not finding it?

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backpacker2004 on Jul 19, 2012 04:22 PM

Photo Location

Glad you enjoyed the new issue. The cover photo is the Cascade Pass Trail to Sahale Arm, by Andy Porter. This spectacular scene is on the west side of North Cascades Nat'l Park. You can usually find the cover photo ID on the table of contents page.

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"Eli Boschetto" on Jul 19, 2012 04:22 PM

Trail recipes

Please continue to have 3 or 4 recipes for each edition. One can only eat so much Moutain House. I prefer freshly cooked, more healthful and the light weight taste of home(trail home) food. I have a file of trail recipes from WTA over the past 8 years.

I really like the direction you are heading in the Magazine. The expansion is great. It is becoming a really professional document.

What kind of content and length do you want for trail reports? How about a feature article that would by unique and of general interest? EG. We have a group that hikes regularly in the North and Central Cascades who are 60-81 years. Two of us do a week's back pack in the North Cascades each summer. We are 68 and 72 respectfully. Maybe something on conditioning, hike choices for seniors, nutrition(trail food) etc. Would it be of interest from a seniors perspective? Thank you. Keep up the grand job.

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"Bob Wells" on Jul 19, 2012 04:37 PM

Contributions Welcome

Glad you're enjoying the magazine. We're always striving to ensure that each issue's content is fun, engaging and appeals to the wide range of Washington's hikers. As much of the magazine's content is created by members and readers, you're always welcome to pitch ideas for stories you might like to contribute. If we like the idea, and find that it has general appeal, we might find a place for it in a future issue. Have a great summer!

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"Eli Boschetto" on Jul 19, 2012 04:37 PM

where is this photo ?

where is this photo ?

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"Ross Murphy" on Jul 13, 2012 06:04 PM