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Trip Report Roundup: WTA Members On Wildflowers, Snowshoeing Conditions and Nesting Birds

Posted by leina at Apr 20, 2023 02:14 PM |

Members make our work, including our website and trip reports happen. For Member Appreciation Day, a few went above and beyond to file trip reports on the lastest spring conditions.

Last weekend, we celebrated our members and their incredible contributions to our work. Our website, trip report and mobile app are all supported by member donations. As part of Member Appreciation Day, we invited members to submit trip reports with the hashtag #MemberAppreciation.

Here are some of the latest spring conditions in trip reports from the hiking members who power our work!

Umtanum Ridge Crest - near Yakima

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Crossing through a grassy plain. Photo by Wishfulwanderer. 

Wishfulwanderer took a friend for their first overnight trip, starting at the Umtanum rec area and ending at the Yakima Skyline trailhead. They shared some beautiful photos from their trip.

Catherine Creek Natural Arch - Columbia Gorge

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The start of the Catherine Creek Arch Loop. Photo by Susan Saul.

Sunrise Creek, always a great trip reporter to follow for early season wildflowers, enjoyed the first signs of spring on the Catherine Creek Natural Arch trail. As birds are starting to nest in the area, they shared a couple of additional tips on how to help protect wildlife this time of year.

Cashmere Canyons Preserve - Central Cascades

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Blooming wildflowers provide pops of color. Photo by Climber Keith.

Climber Keith sought out good hiking weather and hiked the Cashmere Canyons Preserve. They got a nice view of the Enchantments and saw many deer running around.

Nordic Pass Hyak - Snoqualmie Region

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Mountains surround the Nordic Pass area. Photo by Ups n Downs.

Ups n Downs went snowshoeing this past weekend at Nordic Pass. They got to practice their pathfinding skills!

My Neighborhood

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Enjoying the neighborhood blooms. Photo by ToddlerTrekking.

ToddlerTrekking got out around their neighborhood for a nice walk. They said the nice weather and spring flowers make the spring allergies bearable.

Sol Duc Falls - Olympic Peninsula

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Watch out for icy patches! Photo by Kbd05c.

Kbd05c visited Sol Duc Falls. They reported that the trail still had a couple icy patches and recommended bringing hiking poles.

Lime Kiln Trail - North Cascades

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Lime Kiln Trail glides through a mossy forest and along a narrow river canyon. Photo by Hamabear.

Hamabear got out on the Lime Kiln Trail with their dog. They said there’s a couple downed trees on the trail, but the weather was so enjoyable for this spring conditioning hike.

We love seeing the adventures of members and trip reporters. Thanks to everyone who wrote up a trip report. And thank you for supporting WTA!