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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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Middle Fork Road Closures

Oct 05, 2015

While the paving of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road is welcome news for hikers who use the route to reach their favorite trails, the project will cause some closures and delays. Here's what you need to know.

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Wildfires Burn Through National Forest Budgets

Oct 01, 2015

This year's fires took an enormous toll on Washington communities and wracked up a hefty bill, forcing the Forest Service to raid recreation funds.

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Stuffed Animals: The Toy You'll Want to Have On Trail

Oct 01, 2015

Bringing a fuzzy friend on trail has all kinds of benefits. Having a small comfort from home can make adventures more appealing to young ones, whether it's exploring a new place together, or snuggled in a sleeping bag after a long day.

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Does Social Media Impact the Trails We Love?

Sep 29, 2015

Social media can be a powerful tool for sharing ideas, inspiration and information, but does it have the potential to negatively impact Washington's trails and wilderness areas?

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Five Tips for Sharing Your Favorite Trails on Social Media

Sep 29, 2015

Before you upload your favorite photo from your trip, take a look at these tips.

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Photography Tips: Capturing Outdoor Action

Sep 29, 2015

These five tips will help you create better action photography to capture all the exciting moments that happen on trail.

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Gear Review: 5 Modern Flashlights, Headlamps and Mini Lanterns to Light Your Way this Fall

Sep 25, 2015

No more fumbling in the dark for the tent zipper. These light options will keep your campsite glowing and the trail illuminated.

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New Dosewallips River Trail Corridor Links State Park and National Forest

Sep 25, 2015

In a win for recreation access, a community-led effort creates a new trail corridor linking the popular Dosewallips State Park to a scenic section of the Olympic National Forest.

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DNR Proposes New Trail Policy, Public Comments Due Sept. 28

Sep 25, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources needs your input as the agency plans for the future of recreation in places like Mt. Si, Oyster Dome and Mailbox Peak.

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A Spokane Crosscut Saw’s Legacy

Sep 24, 2015

In 1915, Kisaburo Shiosaki started a laundry business that went on to serve Spokane for 90 years. At the heart of the . a business which his four sons and a crosscut saw helped keep going for 90 years.

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Lighten Your Load

Sep 13, 2015

These minimalist packs will help you reach the summit and stay light on your feet for day hikes.

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Every Kid in a Park Launches in Seattle

Sep 10, 2015

WTA helped launch the Every Kid in a Park program, a new national initiative to connect kids and their families with the trails, wildlife, and history on federal lands for free.

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Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Plans Recreation Future

Sep 10, 2015

WDFW wants to hear from you as they plan their multi-year initiative, "Washington's Wild Future: A Partnership for Fish and Wildlife."

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