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July 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Volunteer trail crews need your help

On a hike up to Ollalie Lake last weekend I encountered a volunteer trail crew from Washington Trails Association, working on this stretch of this popular trail, which in places is muddy, swampy and very much in need of help.

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Volunteer trail crews need your help. This volunteer crew was gathered by Washington Trails Association to work on the Talapus and Olallie Lake trail.

With summer finally here, trail crews are hard at work all over Washington. I’ve done some work on the Iron Goat Trail and intend to do more. It’s fun, good exercise, and a chance to give back.

Some people travel from all over the country to spend their vacation doing trail work in our beautiful wilderness areas, national forests and parks. Getting started is as easy as going online and joining in. There are jobs for all skill and activity levels, and the tools are provided. All you need to bring is your lunch and can-do spirit.

Here are some groups that regularly host work parties on Washington trails:

Volunteers for Outdoor Washington

Washington Trails Association

Mountains to Sound Greenway

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