2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and there’s no better way to get to know some of Washington’s 31 wilderness areas than to hike them. Eighty percent of Washington’s wilderness is within 100 miles of major metropolitan areas, making our state’s wilderness some of the most accessible in the nation.
What is a wilderness area? These special areas have been granted the highest level of land protection in the United States. They can be in National Forest, National Park or BLM lands.
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While many kids enjoy the final days of summer, their families are getting ready for the upcoming school year. Sadly, the thought of going back to school can be a stressful time for some kids, because they don’t have something that most of us take for granted—a pair of shoes.
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