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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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Bus Hiking App Developer Shares Seattle Transit Hiking Tips

Jan 26, 2016

The creator of an app to use public transit for hiking shares his tips for planning and hiking using buses.

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WTA Selected to Receive Grant from Boeing

Jan 26, 2016

WTA will receive $40,000 each year for two years to develop and expand our trail volunteer program from a significant grant provided by the Boeing Company.

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2016 Legislative Priorities: Teanaway Community Forest, Trail Funding

Jan 25, 2016

This years’ legislative session in Olympia may be short, but hikers still have an opportunity to support investment in our public lands.

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Meet Your Very First Recreation Advisor to the Governor, Fresh from Spokane

Jan 25, 2016

A Spokane resident and outdoor magazine founder has been appointed the first ever Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development Policy Advisor to Governor Inslee.

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Before You Take Your Drone Hiking...

Jan 25, 2016

If you're the proud owner of a new drone, check out these tips and regulations before taking it on a test flight.

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Jim Springberg: 1,000 Work Parties and Counting

Jan 21, 2016

WTA welcomes Jim Springberg to the Golden Rock Bar Club. These folks have given 1,000 days of volunteer work to trails.

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New Look to Celebrate WTA's 50th Anniversary

Jan 15, 2016

Washington Trails Association is celebrating 50 years of protecting trails. To mark our golden anniversary, we’re unveiling a new logo.

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Winter Elixirs and Insulated Bottles to Hold in the Heat

Jan 12, 2016

When you craft a tasty concoction, you'll need a bottle to keep it warm. Keep your winter beverages and soups piping hot when the temperatures drop.

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Reports Show Roads Maintenance, Funding Challenges for National Forest

Jan 11, 2016

WTA, along with over 20 other recreation groups and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest have released reports illustrating public use of roads to forest trails.

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2015 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest Winners

Jan 08, 2016

The 2015 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest showed us some of the best photos we've seen in the 13 years the contest has been running.

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In Memory of Doug Walker, Longtime Champion for Trails

Jan 01, 2016

Washington’s outdoors lost a longtime advocate with the recent passing of WTA member and passionate advocate, Doug Walker of Seattle.

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25 First Day Hikes for the New Year

Dec 29, 2015

Get the new year off to a good start with one of these great hikes in State Parks

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Holiday Fun: Easygoing Adventures for Everyone

Dec 15, 2015

Take your visiting relatives on a hike, your kids on a beginning snowshoe or plan a trip to the coast to watch the big surf.

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