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By the Numbers: Trails Worked, Miles Hiked and More

Posted by Loren D at Dec 19, 2012 01:25 PM |

Explore WTA's work in 2012 by the numbers, and help us reach our goal to accomplish even more next year.

We've been spending some time reflecting on the work we accomplished together this year and on the many moments that make hiking in Washington so special. Thank you for making 2012 a record-setting year for trails! Because of you, Washington Trails Association preserved and maintained more trails throughout the state than ever before.

Explore WTA's work by the numbers, and consider making a year-end gift to help us reach our goal to accomplish even more next year.

170 trails maintained statewide

Here are 10 of them you can hike right now.

100,000 volunteer hours on trail

From building brand new trails to reopening and fixing up old favorites, see where we worked and what we accomplished.

15,175 volunteer hours by youth

Meet two extraordinary teen volunteers.

2,750 total volunteers

Read some of their stories in the Trip Reports from their days on trail.

5,875 Trip Reports filed (so far) on

See where they hiked and snowshoed.

2,150 Trip Report contributors

Meet two Trip Reporters whose footsteps we'd be proud to walk in.

12,000 miles hiked in one month during Hike-a-Thon

Visit the Hall of Fame to check out the details.

70,000 dollars we must raise by December 31

With only a few days left until the end of the year, we must raise $70,000 by December 31 so we can start 2013 out strong!

Help us protect the trails you love next year by making a gift today.

Beyond the numbers

We can't look back at the last year without also acknowledging the thousands of little moments that can't be put into numbers. Here are just a few of ours. Tell us about yours in the comments below.

  • The unexpected treasure of spotting wildlife—a bear, mountain goat or rare bird—from the trail.
  • That feeling you get in the wilderness when you look up at night and see nothing but stars.
  • Getting to know a great new friend as you work side-by-side on fixing up a trail. Then, later, walking that trail and the pride at having helped build it.
  • Taking a moment to soak in the reward of a jaw-dropping view that you've earned by putting one foot in front of the other.