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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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New Look to Celebrate WTA's 50th Anniversary

Jan 15, 2016

Washington Trails Association is celebrating 50 years of protecting trails. To mark our golden anniversary, we’re unveiling a new logo.

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Winter Elixirs and Insulated Bottles to Hold in the Heat

Jan 12, 2016

When you craft a tasty concoction, you'll need a bottle to keep it warm. Keep your winter beverages and soups piping hot when the temperatures drop.

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Reports Show Roads Maintenance, Funding Challenges for National Forest

Jan 11, 2016

WTA, along with over 20 other recreation groups and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest have released reports illustrating public use of roads to forest trails.

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2015 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest Winners

Jan 08, 2016

The 2015 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest showed us some of the best photos we've seen in the 13 years the contest has been running.

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In Memory of Doug Walker, Longtime Champion for Trails

Jan 01, 2016

Washington’s outdoors lost a longtime advocate with the recent passing of WTA member and passionate advocate, Doug Walker of Seattle.

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25 First Day Hikes for the New Year

Dec 29, 2015

Get the new year off to a good start with one of these great hikes in State Parks

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Holiday Fun: Easygoing Adventures for Everyone

Dec 15, 2015

Take your visiting relatives on a hike, your kids on a beginning snowshoe or plan a trip to the coast to watch the big surf.

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Youth Ambassador Program Doubles in 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Twenty-four incredible students, WTA's Youth Ambassadors, recently spent a weekend at a leadership summit preparing to become the youth voices of WTA in the year ahead.

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Stay Warm On Winter Work Parties

Dec 10, 2015

From how to sign up to what to wear, get our tips on dressing for fun during our winter work parties.

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Congress Passes Trails-Friendly Transportation Package

Dec 09, 2015

December 4, President Obama signed a transportation bill into law providing $85 million for trails nationwide over the next 5 years.

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16 Twitter Handles for Road and Weather Information

Dec 09, 2015

For the latest news on road closures, storm warnings and safety tips, check out this list of Twitter accounts for hikers to follow.

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Fourth Graders: Get Your Free Christmas Trees!

Dec 07, 2015

Explore your public lands in all their winter glory--harvest your own Christmas tree! Plus, through the Every Kid in a Park initiative, fourth graders can get a free permit this year.

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My Backpack: New Features for Your WTA Basecamp

Dec 03, 2015

We've built some newtools to help you organize your hiking to-do list, give props to stand-out trip reports, and earn some merit badges for going above and beyond for the hiking community.

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