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Volunteers Help Open New Trail at Liberty Lake, Foster Strong Trail Parterships

Posted by Anna Roth at Nov 02, 2015 09:40 AM |

Spokane has been a hub of trail maintenance activity this year. WTA volunteers have fostered partnerships and opened new trails, a huge success for trails this year.

Spokane has been at the center of trail maintenance activity this year. WTA volunteers have helped complete a brand new trail at Liberty Lake and partnered with the Bureau of Land Management for the first time at the beautiful Fishtrap Lake.

With the help of some hard-working volunteers, we've fostered partnerships that included Forest Service, Back Country Horsemen, and the Pacific Northwest Trail Association, led lots of great work parties and had a ton of fun this season.

Work is continuing into winter, and we'd love to see you -- sign up for a work party today.

New trail opens loop options at Liberty Lake

The Split Creek Trail at Liberty Lake Regional Park is complete and open for hikers! This one-mile loop provides a great option for families with little ones who may not want to tackle the entire eight miles of wandering that are possible in this area. It also adds a little extra loop for those who want to tackle two loops in one trip.

Volunteers worked hard on this trail, shaping it for years into a sustainable route that will entertain visitors here for years to come.

Help out at Fishtrap Lake

WTA's very first partnership with the Bureau of Land Management is happening right now at Fishtrap Lake! This location is a great option for a hike near Spokane. With several miles of lakeside wandering and fields that fill with wildflowers in the spring, you can get a nice spring or fall hike in as the weather starts to turn at higher elevations.

Want to volunteer here? We have work parties on November 4 and 8 and you can still sign up. See you there!

fishtrap lake holly weiler
Photos by Holly Weiler.

Joining forces to help save trails in the Colville National Forest

We called and you answered. And so did several land agencies! Earlier this year we had a Backcountry Response Team on the long-neglected Red Bluff Trail, and with the help of the Forest Service, Back Country Horsemen, and the Pacific Northwest Trail Association, we repaired a bridge and improved tread on this trail that accesses the remote Colville National Forest.

Assistant crew leader Todd Dunfield got great photos from the trip -- take a look to see what a great job the crew did.

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