Youth Involvement Leads to Improved Trail Resources

Youth Involvement Leads to Improved Trail Resources

Youth Involvement Leads to Improved Trail Resources

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Ingrid Phillips, an avid hiker, backpacker, and sea kayaker, is a sophomore at Stanwood high school, and member of WTA’s 2016-2017 Youth Ambassador cohort. Mrs. Anderton and her class pose in front of an informational sign at a Camano Island trailhead. Photo by Twin City Elementary Staff. by Ingrid Phillips For my Youth Ambassador project, I wanted to involve my community while improving our local trail resources. Coming from the Stanwood-Camano area, I personally knew of several great hikes on Camano Island that didn’t yet have hiking guide entries in WTA’s online collection. These hikes were hidden gems –there weren’t many ways to find them online or in paper despite their incredible ecology. The resources that did exist for these trails were often incomplete or unclear. I wanted to change this by writing hiking guide entries for a few Camano Island trails, and involving my community while I was […]

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Ian Campbell Ian Campbell is the founder of Love the Backcountry, a freelance writer and a long time lover of adventure travel based in San Diego, CA. When not writing about the backcountry, he can typically be found hiking, backpacking and camping in the mountains around San Diego and looking to lay his head beneath as many trees as he can find.