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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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How Did Trails and Recreation Fare in the State Legislature this Year?

Aug 04, 2015

Hikers showed strong support this year during lobby day and WTA had a regular presence in Olympia all session. That work paid off! Legislators recognized the importance of trails.

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Wildfire Updates and Trail Closures: Lake Chelan Area

Aug 03, 2015

The latest news from Washington wildfires and related trail closures for the PCT and Lake Chelan areas.

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File a Trip Report from WTA's Updated Trailblazer Mobile App

Jul 29, 2015

An updated version of WTA's free mobile app now lets you file trip reports from your phone and syncs your saved hikes lists.

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A Week in the Woods: Volunteering in the Backcountry

Jul 29, 2015

Tasty food, good company, and the thrill of adventure are just a few of the reasons why a Volunteer Vacation is a great way to spend a week in some of the most beautiful locations in Washington helping repair trails.

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Two Kids, Three Months, 100 Miles of Backpacking: Part II

Jul 28, 2015

Lorelei Felchlin is an adventurous spirit, and she's fostering that same spirit in her kids by getting them outdoors as much as possible. Joey (9), Elissa (7), and Vivian (1) spend their time hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and caving, and now they have set a goal to backpack 100 miles this summer. WTA caught up with her to see how the project is going.

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Forest Service Requests Public Comments on Future of Ice Caves

Jul 27, 2015

Following the recent collapse at the Big Four Ice Caves that left one dead and five injured, officials are asking for public comments to help prevent future tragedies.

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Submit Your Comments on North Cascades Helicopter Landing Proposal

Jul 27, 2015

The U.S. Army has proposed several helicopter exercise sites in the North Cascades, some of which are in close proximity to popular hiking areas.

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Call Your Senators, Save Federal Trail Funding

Jul 23, 2015

The U.S. Senate is considering a piece of transportation legislation that has the potential to impact trails in a big way. Contact your senators and tell them what this funding means to Washington's hikers.

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Hike Your Own Hike, and Other Tips for Managing Risks on Trail

Jul 17, 2015

Summer is an amazing time to hike. Wildflowers are blooming, the weather is nice, and the views are stunning. But summer, like any season, comes with its own risks and knowing how to tackle adverse conditions will help keep you safe.

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Get Inspired on Instagram by Six Hikers We Follow

Jul 17, 2015

Looking for some photographic motivation? Look no further! These hikers take some of the best shots in Washington on Instagram.

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Hiking Converges with Literature in Poet-Laureate Hosted Walks

Jul 16, 2015

The landscape of the West has long inspired some of America's greatest poets. Follow in their foot steps with the Hike and Write program, where Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austin will host guided hikes followed by brief writing sessions.

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Protects Trail Experiences

Jul 14, 2015

One of the nation’s most important conservation program is at risk of expiring in September if Congress doesn’t act soon. Learn why it's critical for Washington’s trails.

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Improved Road Opens Access to Lookout Mountain

Jul 10, 2015

Completed maintenance on Lookout Mountain Road has opened access to the incredible views of Lookout Mountain Trail once again.

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