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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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Pokémon Goes Outside: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Jul 13, 2016

While playing a video game may seem incompatible with enjoying Washington's great outdoors, the massively popular game could be just a new way to enjoy time on our trails.

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Hike-a-Thon 101: Hike More This August!

Jul 13, 2016

Planning some exciting hikes for this summer? Turn those miles into dollars for your favorite trails with Hike-a-Thon!

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Cheers to the Next 50 Years of Trails!

Jul 12, 2016

Beer fans, rejoice, Washington Trails Tangerine Pale Ale will continue being brewed for the forseeable future. It is now available in beverage retailers across the state!

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Slideshow: Where We've Worked (So Far) This Summer

Jul 12, 2016

Many trails have already benefited from volunteer work crews this summer. See where we've been, and where you can join us for the rest of the season.

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Boeing and WTA, Coming Together for Trails

Jul 11, 2016

At WTA, we are so grateful for Boeing's investment in our organization, and for the many individual volunteers and members who make our work possible. Together we are making a big collective impact for trails!

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Tips for Safer Hiking to Watch Fireworks (or Stargaze)

Jul 04, 2016

If you're planning to take your Fourth of July fireworks-watching out on trail, you may find yourself hiking home well after dark. A few tips for traveling trails in the dark.

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Deadline July 8: Comment on Okanogan-Wenatchee Motorized Plan

Jun 30, 2016

Where can you drive a car, ATV or dirt bike in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest? That's the question for hikers to weigh in on before July 8.

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Speak Up For Trails on the Colville National Forest

Jun 24, 2016

The Forest Service is seeking public comments on the Draft Revised Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Colville National Forest released earlier this year.

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Meet the Trail Community: Land Manager

Jun 23, 2016

What does a career with an agency that primarily works with water have to do with trails on terra firma?

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Next Week: Attend a Meeting on Road Access in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Jun 16, 2016

Last week, the Forest Service released a Draft Environmental Assessment for Motorized Travel Management within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The public is invited to attend public meetings next week.

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Wildfires Already? Learning from the Meadow Creek Fire

Jun 15, 2016

June, often wet and cool, is not typically wildfire season in Washington. But firefighters have already had to content with several small human-caused fires this year.

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Meet the Trail Community: Meteorologist

Jun 09, 2016

Though it's summer, there's still snow high up. NWAC meteorologist Dennis D'Amico knows what the weather's doing, and his forecasts help you (and him) make good decisions about where to go hiking.

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Hiking with a New Baby

Jun 09, 2016

Youth Programs Director Krista Dooley and her husband recently welcomed a new baby. She shares what it was like to recuperate from birth, and how hiking has changed for her and her husband now that they're sharing the trail with a third little hiker.

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