By Jessi Loerch
I’m planning to head out hiking myself, but before I go I just wanted to share some of the press release from the Washington Trails Association. The WTA is a great group, and it’s cool to see them getting recognized.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed an official proclamation recognizing Saturday, August 2, 2014 as Washington Trails Day. He encouraged all Washingtonians to join him in recognizing the importance of hiking to Washington’s quality of life and economy, and singled out the contributions of Washington Trails Association (WTA) and its volunteers for their efforts on Washington’s hiking trails.
“In Washington, we understand the importance of outdoor recreation to our quality of life and the strength of our economy,” said Governor Inslee. “That’s why I am committed to protecting our public lands and enhancing the recreation opportunities that Washingtonians love.”
“Washington Trails Association is honored that Governor Inslee has proclaimed August 2rd as Washington Trails Day. We designated Washington Trails Day to encourage people to go hiking and to share their love for the outdoors with their friends and family,” said Karen Daubert, Washington Trails Association Executive Director. “Washington is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Hiking is a great way to get healthy and connect with extraordinary natural places.”
This year is the second Washington Trails Day and WTA hopes peoples will make hiking on the first Saturday in August an annual event – a hiking holiday. With Washington’s bounty of nature, the snow melting out of the high country and the flowers at their summer peak, there is trail for every type of hiker.
So how about you? Are you hiking? Where? If you want to get involved in the WTA’s fun, check out their post here.