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We're Heading Back to Olympia to Work for Hikers Like You

Jan 14, 2019

The legislature is currently creating the budget for the next two years. Here are WTA's funding priorities as we enter the 2019 legislative session.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dana Pounds

Jan 14, 2019

WTA trail work volunteer Dana Pounds is the definition of can-do. A 20-year battle with a rare form of cancer hasn't dimmed her positivity and optimism, and losing her leg hasn't kept her off trail. She joined WTA on her first work party earlier this month.

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Federal Shutdown: What It Means for Washington Hikers

Jan 14, 2019

An impending government shutdown may impact your upcoming visit to our national parks and forests.

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Quiz: Are You a Hiker or a Hibernator?

Jan 11, 2019

Are you a dozing bear or a hopping hare?

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Hiker Headlines: Government Shutdown, Road Closures and Easier Camping

Jan 10, 2019

It’s Jan. 10. There’s snow in the highlands — and the potential for avalanche danger. The government shutdown is affecting recreation. Mount St. Helens permits will have a new system this year. State park reservations are getting an upgrade.

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How to Photograph Wildlife in Winter

Shorter days and colder weather doesn't mean you need to put the camera away for the winter season.

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Ethical Wildlife Photography: What You Need to Know

Jan 08, 2019

Wildlife photography is highly rewarding, but it's vital to respect the wildlife you're photographing. Photographer Heather Clark shares her tips.

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2018 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest Winners

Jan 04, 2019

Check out the winning images from our 2018 photo contest.

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Book Review: Slow Down, Make Time to Create Art on Trail

Jan 02, 2019

Artist Molly Hashimoto, author of "Colors of the West," would like to encourage people to slow down on their next adventure. And not just for 30 seconds to snap a quick photo.

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A Year in Trip Reports

Dec 28, 2018

WTA's trip reporter community shares stories and photos all year — reminding us that every season is hiking season.

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