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Hiker Headlines: WTA Now Hiring, Trail Reopens, Winter Closures and Hiking

Posted by tiffanyc at Nov 17, 2022 03:14 PM |

WTA is hiring for our 2023 seasonal crew leaders and assistant crew leaders. The Annette Lake trail has reopened. Some roads may be closed intermittently or entirely for the winter season. And, make sure to take advantage of online resources to check conditions before heading out on your snowy hike.

It’s November 17. WTA is hiring for our 2023 seasonal crew leaders, assistant crew leaders and Lost Trails Found crew members. The Annette Lake Trail has reopened. Some roads may be closed intermittently or entirely for the winter season. And, make sure to take advantage of online resources to check conditions before heading out on your snowy hike. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.

Snow on the Annette Lake trail. Photo by Casey Buss.
The Annette Lake trail is back open! Expect ice and snow. Photo by Casey Buss.

Now hiring: WTA is currently hiring our 2023 seasonal trail crew positions! If you’re interested in working as a trail crew leader, assistant crew leader or Lost Trails Found crew member next year, check out all of the open positions on our careers page.

Trail open: After a season of construction and improvement projects, the Annette Lake Trail is back open! If you plan to head out there to see all the work the Forest Service has done over these last few months, be prepared for winter conditions, including ice and snow on the trail, by bringing appropriate gear like layers and traction devices.

Winter closures: Be aware that Hurricane Ridge Road may close at any time due to weather. It is currently closed, likely at least through Nov. 25. Sol Duc Road is also closed due to snow. Check the current road statuses before heading over to Olympic National Park.

Winter hiking: Even though we’re still technically a full month away from the start of winter, it definitely feels like winter in the mountains. Be sure to check mountain forecasts — the Northwest Avalanche Center is now issuing daily early season mountain forecasts on their website. And be aware of avalanche conditions and how to be safe in snow, whether you’re hiking or snowshoeing


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