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Hiker Headlines: Good News From 2022

The year is almost over, and we want take a moment to reflect on the good things that happened for trails and public lands in 2022. Public lands got more funding. WTA helped open new trails — and improve many more. And across the state, the hiking community came together to support each other and the places we care about.

It’s December 29. The year is almost over, and we want take a moment to reflect on the good things that happened for trails and public lands in 2022. Public lands got more funding. WTA helped open new trails — and improve many more. And across the state, the hiking community came together to support each other and the places we care about. Here’s some good news you may have missed while out on trail this year.

Group photo of a day trail work crew at Baker Lake. Photo by Mike Bellis.
Our trail work crews were able to complete more than 151,000 hours of trail work over 1,312 work parties this year! Photo by Mike Bellis.

WTA wins we're excited about

Big wins for public lands funding

big improvements to outdoor areas and facilities

Hiker on the trail in the Pasayten Wilderness. Photo by Peter Harrison.
Outdoor recreation accounted for a lot of money and jobs for Washington last year. Photo by Peter Harrison.

And more

We're so happy to look back on the highlights of the past year. And we're looking forward to more big wins in 2023. Thank you for joining us on the journey! 


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