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How You Give Back to Trails (and Why We Love You For It)

Posted by Karen Daubert at Nov 27, 2013 12:55 PM |

You are amazing. You gave back to trails in so many incredible ways this year. See everything you helped WTA accomplish this year, and thank you for fighting for a future where our trails and outdoor adventures will always matter.

WTA by the numbers in 2013. You are amazing. You gave back to trails in so many incredible ways this year.

Thank you for all that you helped us accomplish this year, and for fighting for a future where our trails and outdoor adventures will always matter.

  • If you filed a trip report, you did way more than hike this year. And you're in good company. All together, 2,800 hikers filed more than 7,300 trip reports just this year -- more than ever before.
  • If you volunteered on trail, you helped build or improve 190 trails across the state -- with help from tons of hard-working volunteers, including 850 kids and teens. See the trails we worked on.
  • If you spoke out for trails, then you helped us fight (and win!) for trail funding, road access to trailheads and sustainable trail systems.
  • If you supported WTA as a member, participated in Hike-a-Thon, or gave a donation, then you did all of the above ... and so much more.
  • If you took your first steps on Washington trails, introduced someone new to hiking or to our work here at WTA, thank you.

Why (our amazing) volunteers give back to trails

From their first work parties to their fiftieth, see why volunteers keep turning out to protect Washington's trails, year-after-year.

A special shout out to Trip Reporters

When you filed a trip report this year, you did more than just keep each other safe and informed. You contributed to a community of people who know, first-hand, how precious and important our trails are.

Below are just a few examples of trip reporters giving back to Washington's hiking community:

Thank you!

Your passion for Washington's wild places is why no other state in the country has a community like ours. In this season of gratitude, please accept the thanks of the whole crew here at WTA. Thank you for your support, for giving back, and for helping us improve wta.org.

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