Hiker Headlines: Spokane Parks Need Funding, Cape Horn Reopens, Hunting Season Begins
Spokane County Parks & Rec is seeking input from hikers on how to allocate funding for 2020. Cape Horn Loop in the Columbia River Gorge has reopened. And hunting season in Washington officially starts today.
It’s Thursday, Aug. 1. Spokane County Parks & Rec wants hikers advice on how to spend money. Cape Horn Loop in the Columbia River Gorge is open again. And hunting season in Washington officially starts today.
Here’s some hiker news you might have missed while out on trail this week:
Raise your voice: Speak up in Spokane County by Aug. 7 to ensure the trails and parks you love get funding. WTA and our powerful network of partners and volunteers are working hard in the Spokane area to create greater access to trails as a part of our Trails Rebooted campaign. Passionate about our public lands? Join WTA and make a pledge to help protect and maintain trails every time you go outside.
The birds have flown: Cape Horn Loop, sections of which close annually in order to protect nesting peregrine falcons, has reopened for the season, so hikers in the Columbia River Gorge can now make a full loop hike on this iconic trail. WTA worked here early on to help make the trail a reality.
Hunting and hiking: Bear hunting season opens today in most areas of Washington state, and master hunters elk season begins in Eastern Washington. Now is a perfect time for hikers to brush up on ways to stay safe while hiking in hunting-friendly areas. (Hint: It's more than just wearing brightly-colored clothing. But you should wear bright clothes and pink is now an accepted color.)