Washington Trails Association's Volunteer Vacations are now available for registration! Included are three week-long volunteer projects, coordinated and catered by WTA, at Mount Rainier National Park.
Also on WTA's website: an article about the value of volunteer vacations, featuring one of the trips taken last year to Mount Rainier. "Our volunteers constructed a 45’ bridge over Ipsut Creek, a place where two hikers tragically lost their lives while trying to cross the rain swollen creek in 2007. Because of our work there, hundreds of hikers are safer as they access the ever popular Carbon River/Ipsut Creek Campground, now accessible only by foot," says the article.
Join WTA this summer on a volunteer vacation--or, if you don't have a week to spare, just watch their calendar of day projects. Everything at Mount Rainier is still under snow, but it won't be long till WTA is back out on the trail at Glacier Basin, finishing up the reconstruction of a trail washed out in the floods of November 2006!