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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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