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Four Trails That Need Your Help in February

Posted by Anna Roth at Feb 02, 2015 10:20 AM |
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This month we're working in several locations that need some special attention and we'd love to have your help! Join us for a day full of safety, fun, and work, and make your mark on the trails you love.

This month we're working in several locations that need some special attention and we'd love to have your help! Join us for a day full of safety, fun, and work, and make your mark on the trails you love.

No experience is needed to join a work party, and anyone is welcome. We'll teach you what you need to know and find the right job for you. For more information on what to expect when you join us on trail, check out our FAQ page.

Olympics - Tunnel Creek

February 5, 22

This trail traverses the Buckhorn Wilderness, climbing to the aptly named Fifty-Fifty Pass at 5,050 feet, which is at the head of the South Fork of Tunnel Creek. The trail has received some significant damage this winter and we will be working on removing a few trees and getting a start on fixing some significant erosion on the trail. While you work, you'll enjoy shade from giant old-growth trees and possibly views of imposing Mount Constance.

Note that the work party on Feb. 22 will access Tunnel Creek from the south side, which makes for a considerably more strenuous hike. The work will include clearing downed trees, tread work and brushing.

>> Sign up now for the work party at Tunnel Creek this month.

Olympics - Peabody Creek

February 10, 25

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Building steps on the Peabody Creek Nature Trail. Photo by Ginger Sarver.

Join us as we work on this lovely nature loop trail, which takes hikers from the Olympic Park Visitors Center winds a gentle half-mile through foothills. WTA is providing annual maintenance, including beginning construction of a small bridge on this trail that provides some forest solitude just outside of Port Angeles.

>> Sign up now for a work party at Peabody Creek this month.

Northwest Washington - Sehome Arboretum

Februrary 21

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Volunteers tackle trails at Sehome Arboretum. Photo by Lezlie Cox.

Take advantage of a unique opportunity with WTA and enjoy a late morning start to a work party! We'll start at 10:00 a.m., rather than at our usual 8:30 a.m. Plus, Sehome Arboretum is near downtown Bellingham and the trailhead is accessible by bus, so you may not even need to start your car to get there!

We're constructing a trail that will connect preexisting user-built trails in a more sustainable way, so that hikers for years to come can enjoy this sanctuary in the Bellingham city limits

>> Sign up now for the February 21 work party at Sehome Arboretum.

Southwest Washington - Coyote Wall Trails

February 28 - March 1

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The view of the Columbia River from Coyote Wall is stunning. Photo from WTA archives.

This trip offers the opportunity to spend an early-season overnight in the scenic Columbia Gorge area. After working on the trails, you'll enjoy a potluck barbeque on Saturday night. WTA will provide burgers (with a veggie option) and pop; you and your fellow crew members provide side dishes. After refueling and resting, hit the trail on Sunday to finish the project before heading out.

Unlike other weekenders, we'd like volunteers to commit to the whole weekend for this project. Our access point is via a route that crosses private property, and we'd like to minimize the disturbance to the landowner whose driveway we have to cross in order to access the worksite.

>> Sign up now for the weekend work party at Coyote Wall this month.

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Twin Falls

When will Twin Falls be worked on?

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AshleyKay on Feb 11, 2015 11:55 AM