Celebrating WTA's Members
We're celebrating WTA members and the incredible contributions they make for Washington trails on April 15, 2023.
Since Washington Trails Association was founded in 1966, WTA members have worked hard to protect, champion and celebrate trails for the past 57 years.
Together with the support of more than 26,000 members, our community has accomplished big wins for trails over the years like:
- Restored thousands of miles of trails, like the 35 miles impacted by wildfires in the Entiat River Valley
- Providing hiking information for nearly 4,000 hikes to help millions of trail users every year
- Securing maintenance funding for state recreational lands to improve facilities
- And so much more work
Why do members support trails?
Members support trails for a lot of reasons:
- “Trails make me find [a] happy me” - Chandra
- “WTA is an amazing asset to all who love getting a little Washington state dirt on their boots. The website is an incredible resource. Thanks for all you do!” - Bryan
- “Absolutely can’t imagine a world without trails. Thank you for your work!” - Jen
- “At 86 my hiking days are behind me but I want to support outdoor recreation for those who follow, and
- I enjoy the great pictures in the magazine, which remind me of good times in the mountains in the past. Carry on!” - Geoff
Member profile: Chasing lakes with WTA
Kristine has been a WTA member since 2007. Kristine enjoys hiking frequently as an opportunity to reconnect with herself and nature. She especially likes hiking to lakes, such as Mason Lake or Copper Lake. When we asked Kristine about why she supports WTA, she put it simply: “WTA is there for me.”
Kristine loves discovering new hikes and reading trip reports on the Hiking Guide. She also really appreciates WTA’s trail maintenance crews and has volunteered on a couple work parties herself.
Member profile: Honoring her family by giving to WTA
Jacqui was first introduced to hiking while attending college in Colorado and has been hooked ever since. She settled down in Washington in 1984 and has enjoyed exploring all of the adventures the state has to offer — from climbing, biking and everything in between.
Jacqui supports WTA because of her family. Every holiday season — in lieu of giving gifts — Jacqui donates to WTA. As they all enjoy the outdoors, it’s a gift that supports their adventures. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.
WTA’s annual member appreciation day
WTA is celebrating members and their incredible contributions to Washington’s trails on April 15, 2023. Members are invited to submit a trip report with the hashtag #MemberAppreciation in the post between now and April 17 to receive WTA’s exclusive member appreciation sticker.
- Join the incredible individuals in the WTA community and champion trails by donating today.