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Spaces Still Open on 20th Anniversary Work Parties

Posted by Anna Roth at Sep 11, 2013 10:30 AM |
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This Saturday is WTA's 20th anniversary of trail work, and we're celebrating all over the state. If you haven't had a chance to sign up yet, never fear - there are still spaces on these work parties and we would love to see you there!

This Saturday is Washington Trails Association's 20th anniversary of trail work, and we're celebrating by working on trails all over the state. If you haven't had a chance to sign up yet, never fear - there are still spaces on these work parties and we would love to see you there!

In addition to a full day of safety, fun, and work, we'll have commemorative t-shirts and stickers, as well as sweet treats at each trailhead afterwards. See you out there.

Northwest Washington

Rock Trail at Larrabee State Park

WTA is helping build a brand new trail from The Cyrus Gates Overlook at the top of Cleator Road to Lost Lake through some amazing cliff bands and previously uncharted territory. The new Rock Trail will create a shorter route into Lost Lake through some truly spectacular and rugged terrain. We are working in partnership with Chuckanut Conservancy and Washington State Parks to create this 1.5 mile hiker-only gem.

>> Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration work party at Rock Trail at Larrabee State Park on September 14.

Skyline Divide

Skyline Divide Trail
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Robson

Come work in the Mount Baker Area on one of its most popular, and stunning, trails.

Leading to open meadows and views of the iciest volcano in the Cascades, your trail work will consist of general maintenance with spectacular views of forests and glaciers, rivers, and mountains.

>> Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration work party at the Skyline Divide Trail on September 14.

 

Eastern Washington

Hall Mountain Vol Vac
WTA Volunteers work on Hall Mountain near Sullivan Lake. Photo Credit: Bill Love

Sullivan Lake

Sparkling beneath the slopes of Hall Mountain, Sullivan Lake in the Salmo-Priest wilderness promises remoteness and beauty unlike the Cascadian scenery that Washington is so well-known for. Work will consist of widening the trail bed, and you may even get to build a rock wall!

Extend the celebration by signing up for both days; camping is available near the Forest Service bunkhouse.

>> Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration work party at Sullivan Lake on September 14.

>> Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration work party at Sullivan Lake on September 15.

 

North Cascades

Beckler Peak Volunteer Digs
A volunteer gets into the dirt on Beckler Peak. Photo Credit: Alex Ray

Beckler Peak

We opened the Beckler Peak trail with new tread, new routing, and a new trailhead in 2011, but the first part of it still follows an old road bed. We'll be converting this first section to feel more like a trail, hopefully with your help!

Learn to use natural materials and other trail construction techniques to help narrow and define this section of trail. Enjoy walking through old-growth forest up to summit views of Glacier Peak, Baring, Index, the Monte Cristo Range, and the Evergreen Mountains. Beckler Peak is easy to get to and has a gentle grade.

>> Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration work party at Beckler Peak on September 14.

Olympic Peninsula

Tubal Cain Mine Rhodies
Rhododendrons along Tubal Cain Mine Trail. Photo Credit: Mason Vranish

Tubal Cain Mine Trail

This trail was first developed in the 1890's. Originally, it stretched to 14 miles, but since then, logging has shortened it considerably. The old town of Tull City used to sit 3.5 miles in, along with the main mine operation, so there are many old mining relics available for exploration once the work is done. The trail continues to an eventual junction with the Marmot Pass Trail at 8.75 miles.

This is an overnight trip, so be prepared for a fun evening, including a potluck barbecue! Extend your celebration of our 20th anniversary on trails by staying with us both nights.

>> Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration work party at the Tubal Cain Mine Trail on September 14 and 15.

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