Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Come to Mount Rainier for a Volunteer Vacation!

The Washington Trails Association, one of our key partners, has just released its schedule of "Volunteer Vacations" for this summer, and three of them are at Mount Rainier! These are really exciting opportunities to get out into the backcountry and make and make a difference with trail construction projects. All three are focused on repairing some of the lingering scars from the November 2006 floods, which ripped up trails along the Carbon River and in Glacier Basin.

WTA charges $165 for its Volunteer Vacations, $125 if you're a member, but for that price you get a facilitated wilderness experience. Yes, you'll still set up your own tents and have chores around camp, but there's nothing better than coming back from a day on the trail to a delicious meal cooked by someone else! And when you're done, you'll have a section of trail that you, personally, helped created, and which will be used for generations.

WTA will open registration for its Volunteer Vacations next Monday, on February 8. They fill up rapidly, so make your plans now, and sign up for one of the Mount Rainier trips or one of the many other great opportunities throughout the state!

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