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"This little newsletter has been an experiment so far, testing a hunch I've had that such a means of communication among walkers is needed." — Signpost magazine, 1966.

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Three Hammocks and a Pack Raft

Aug 26, 2015

We reviewed some of the summer's best hammocks and rafts so you can pick the right one for your outing.

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Leave No Trace Workshops at Mount St. Helens

Aug 26, 2015

The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is hosting the award-winning Subaru/Leave No Trace team to inspire stewardship and promote Leave No Trace ethics.

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Will Hike for Catnip: Paddington the Hiking Cat

Aug 24, 2015

You've heard of hiking with dogs, but how about a cat? Paddy is turning heads on the trail with his feline grace and calm demeanor.

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My 2,500 Mile Journey to Build Trails

Aug 24, 2015

Youth volunteer Elizabeth Hopmann traveled from Texas to participate in two youth volunteer vacations this summer. Read her perspective of the experience.

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Easy Alpine Highs for Recouping or Rewarding Little Ones

Aug 21, 2015

Here are a few easy hikes guaranteed to deliver inspiring alpine splendor with a minimum of effort or stress on an injury.

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Refresh Your Trail Menu: Expedition Espresso, Biscuits & Gravy

Aug 21, 2015

Looking for an alternative to the classic peanut butter and jelly? These meals will leave you fueled and full!

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2015 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest Kick-Off

Aug 17, 2015

It's the day you've all been waiting for! Submit your photos to any or all of the five categories we're featuring this year for a chance to win amazing prizes and be featured in our annual calendar.

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Fire Update: New Blazes, Evacuations, Closures

Aug 15, 2015

Fire conditions can change quickly and hikers are advised to do their research before hitting the trail.

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Glacier Outburst Triggers Floods, Closes Westside Rd. and Trails

Aug 15, 2015

On Aug. 13, a glacial outburst on the South Tahoma Glacier triggered a series of small debris flows along Tahoma Creek. The Westside Road and area trails are closed to hikers while the park assesses damage.

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Hike-a-Thon Trip Report Roundup

Aug 14, 2015

We gathered some of the best Hike-a-Thon trip reports and pictures from the first half of August. Consider giving to their Hike-a-Thon teams to help them reach their fundraising goals!

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Adventure Run: Circumnavigating Glacier Peak in 35 Hours

Aug 13, 2015

On July 27, 2015, Luke Distelhorst and Ben Mayberry completed a circumnavigation of Glacier Peak in 35 hours, a trek that most hikers do as a multi-day backpacking trip. We talked with Luke to learn more about their incredible accomplishment.

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Northwest Exposure Photo Tips: Kristin Elwell Talks Inspiration, Alpenglow and What Makes a Great Shot

Aug 13, 2015

We talk photography tips with the 2013 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest grand prize winner, Kristin Elwell.

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Outdoor Community Discusses the Future of Recreation in Washington with DelBene, Murray

Aug 12, 2015

Nearly a dozen members of the outdoor recreation community met with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Senator Patty Murray to discuss the need to maintain Washington's natural heritage for the future.

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