Washington Trails Association is celebrating 50 years of protecting trails.
The Washington Trails Association (WTA) turns 50 this year! We love them for maintaining the amazing trails all over our beautiful Evergreen state. Celebrate and support the WTA on Saturday, September 17th at Snoqualmie Point Park with fellow hikers for a fun day of outdoor adventures. Try out a new outdoor activity, compete in a scavenger hunt, scout out new gear, or just relax at the beer garden (21+) with friends and plan your next adventure! Stop by anytime between noon and 6 pm.
Late spring is on its way and we’re well on our way to summer. Maybe I’ve said this every year and I’ll say it again—this year has really flown by! Here’s a guide to some of my favorite hikes in the North Bend / Snoqualmie region, about 40 minutes east on I-90 from Seattle.
Some of the finest reasons to hike in the fall.
Washington’s diversity of flora in the mountains makes for a spectacular fall color display. From the deep reds of vine maple on the western slopes to the golden yellow of alpine larches on the eastern slope. But that’s not all that makes the hillsides light up in autumn. We have fiery reds and oranges in huckleberry shrubs, brilliant yellows of the aspens, and a variety of different berries in many hues–often against a backdrop of crisp blue sky.