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One weekend in trip reports tells a wild collective story of Washington's early spring hiking season.
From white-out conditions at Artist Point to balsamroot blooming outside Yakima, weekend trip reports show a wild range of springtime hiking conditions right now on trail.
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Hikers recently visited legislators in Olympia to advocate for trails and recreation.
Sometimes, in order to serve our favorite places, hikers have to trade their boots for a business suit. This week, more than 60 hikers joined us in Olympia to tell legislators why funding for trails and equitable outdoor access are critical issues for Washington.
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Use these tips to wear out your pup while following leash laws—and transform your buddy into a trail ambassador for all of dogkind.
There are many great reasons to obey the leash laws in effect on King County Parks trails, from avoiding steep fines to keeping your dog safe to creating a trail culture that welcomes dogs. Also: tips for wearing out your pup without breaking leash laws.
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Nice. Don't forget tree to carve the code is safety search knowledge. 
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Storm damages closes the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie Road. Check out these alternative trails instead.
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The Big Four Ice Caves Trail is a beautiful, family-friendly trail, but stay safe and set a good example. When you visit, please don't approach or enter the caves. The caves and avalanches are magnificent enough from a distance.
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Cleaning up local trails and lobbying for recreation in Olympia—this group of Granite teens will make you feel optimistic about your future trail stewards.
Meet Planet Granite, a club of high school students devoted to getting their peers outdoors and to protecting their favorite local trails in the North Cascades.
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Do you know a teen who loves the outdoors? Share these awesome trips with them. (Scholarships available!)
Want to go camping and hiking with a group of teens from all over Washington? If you're a high school student between the ages of 14 - 18 and you love to be outdoors, try a Youth Volunteer Vacation with Washington Trails Association this summer.
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Great organization. Good to get outside, to appreciate and support our state's natural beauty.
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Girls who work on trail become women who move mountains.
REI, the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition and other companies are working to build the ranks of women in their companies. Learn how WTA continues to forge a larger place for women leaders on the trails of Washington and beyond.
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Ideas to stay fit and injury-free.
The best way to stay injury-free and be trail-ready when spring rolls around is to keep moving throughout the winter. Get tips and ideas for creating your own winter training plan.
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Get tips from our photo contest winners, and start snapping shots for next year.
16 hiking photographers share what inspires them and how they captured their winning shots for WTA's 2014 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest winners with you.
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Hiking with your smartphone just got a lot smarter with our list of Best Outdoor Apps for 2015. They span first aid, education, navigation and park information—with a few house favorites thrown in.
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We protect and maintain your hiking trails.
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Washington's mountains and forests are big enough to provide us with a lifetime of adventure and exploration, if the trails can take us there. Washington Trails Association helps ensure your hiking trails will be there, for miles and miles to come.