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Early Season Maintenance on the Olympic Peninsula

Posted by Anna Roth at Feb 02, 2015 11:05 AM |
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With a positively balmy January on the books, Washington's trails have seen more traffic than normal for midwinter. You can help WTA provide repairs and improvements to those trails, as hikers tromp the tread. The Olympic Peninsula in particular has plenty of opportunities for you to come help out. Take a look at our upcoming work parties in February and see when you can step up and pitch in for trails.

With a positively balmy January on the books, Washington's trails have seen more traffic than normal for midwinter. You can help WTA provide repairs and improvements to those trails, as hikers tromp the tread.

The Olympic Peninsula in particular has plenty of opportunities for you. Take a look at our upcoming work parties in February and see when you can step up and pitch in for trails.

Feb 5 & 22 - Tunnel Creek

Work in the quiet, remote Buckhorn Wilderness, clearing the trail of downed trees from winter storms and improving some spots that are suffering from erosion. 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.

Feb 7 - Wynoochee Lakeshore

Help us clear this long trail that loops around Wynoochee Lake, which is in need of much maintenance, including a short reroute on the Lakeshore Trail and cutting some logs off the trail.

Feb 10 & 25 - Peabody Creek

Work on this easy trail that ventures from the Olympic Park Visitors Center into the foothills nearby. We'll start work on small bridge, as well as maintain other wood structure and trail issues.

Feb 21 - Notch Pass

This is a very old, but lovely historic trail that we relocated several years ago and re-opened from the Quilcene side through the notch in the Quilcene Range. We'll be refurbishing a turnpike and working on improving tread on the east end of the trail.

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