Meet the Trail Community
There are many different trail users across Washington state, and to honor our 50th Anniversary in 2016, we began spotlighting them. Hear what trails means to them, and the future of their on-trail pursuits. Learn about how to join WTA, and support a community that protects the trails we love.
Meet the Trail Community: Dog
Jul 28, 2016
Madigan's a 60-pound mutt who learned to love the outdoors and share trails with people and other pups. Now, his humans are learning how to take an older dog hiking.
Meet the Trail Community: Geocacher
Jul 14, 2016
What do you get when you take a geek to the woods? According to Tomoe Wilfong, (Geocaching username Kiborin) you end up with a geocacher.
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?
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.
Meet the Trail Community: Advocate
May 18, 2016
Thanks to Mike Denny's background in researching and exploring, he's a champion for trails, helping the next generation develop an appreciation for the natural world.
Meet The Trail Community: Ham Radio Operator
May 05, 2016
For Tim Nair, reaching the summit is just the beginning of his day. We asked him what exactly goes into being a ham radio operator in the backcountry.
Meet the Trail Community: Artist
Apr 25, 2016
One look at Herb Purganan’s expansive landscape oil paintings and you notice a theme: vastness. It’s clear that nature inspires him, so we asked what it’s like to experience a trail through the eyes of an artist.
Meet the Trail Community: Chocolatier
Apr 07, 2016
As a small business owner, it can be difficult to grab a little time in nature. Autumn Martin, owner of Hot Cakes in Seattle brought nature into her business. And, she's sending the profits back out to help the trails she loves.
Meet the Trail Community: Wildlife Biologist
Mar 17, 2016
To wildlife biologist David Moskowitz, going on a hike might mean walking through someone else's bedroom. Learn how this perspective changes his experience on trail.
Meet the Trail Community: Trail Runner
Feb 25, 2016
Ultra-runner Krissy Moehl reflects on what she gets out of being on trail, whether she's walking or running.
Meet the Trail Community: Climber
Feb 17, 2016
Tess Wendel climbs to get past where the trail ends. But having a path that leads to that jumping-off point is important.