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Planning the Trip of Your Dreams in Washington’s National Parks

Planning the Trip of Your Dreams in Washington’s National Parks

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Hiking and backpacking in Washington’s National Parks is an experience of a lifetime! Learn everything you need to know for a great trip.

Plan the Trip of Your Dreams in Washington’s National Parks

Thursday, May 2, at 6pm PDT

Hiking and backpacking in Washington’s National Parks is an experience of a lifetime! Whether you dream of exploring our coastal beaches, camping in a rain forest, or backpacking with craggy views of the North Cascades or the snowy summit of Mt. Rainier, Washington has something for everyone.

However, planning your trip and securing the permits can feel a little overwhelming – especially if you’re new to backpacking, or are coming from out of state.

In this 90-minute Zoom presentation, we will discuss Washington’s National Parks, some of our parks’ gems, favorite trails and backcountry destinations, plus a quick discussion on how we obtain our permits after the lottery deadlines. We’ll also delve into Leave No Trace principles and Best Practices for Backcountry Hygiene so that we can take care of these precious places for generations to come.

What You’ll Learn:

Everything You Need to Know About Washington’s National Parks

  • Overview of Olympic, North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks
  • Gems and Favorite Trails and Destinations
  • Permits 101: Tips, tricks and how I got permits
  • How WNPF Makes a Difference in Mount Rainier, North Cascades, & Olympic National Parks

How you can help protect the places we love by practicing Leave No Trace

  • The 7 principles of Leave No Trace.

Best Practices When it Comes to Backcountry Hygiene

  • Peeing, Pooping, Periods and Personal Hygiene in the Backcountry

Join us on May 2nd to learn more about Washington’s National Parks, and what we can all do to ensure these magical places can be enjoyed for generations to come

About Our Panelists:

Teresa Hagerty, Board of Directors & Outdoor Guide

Washington’s National Parks Fund – Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks
Teresa is an experienced Outdoor Guide, Wilderness First Responder, and Volunteer Interpretative Ranger for Mount Rainier National Park. She also proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Washington’s National Park Fund. She is passionate about our shared outdoor treasures and how we can all work together to enjoy, protect, and support our public lands. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and two rescue hedgehogs.

Elena Miyasato and Jesse Velleu, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team

Leave No Trace

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team Elena and Jesse met while in graduate school, where Elena was studying ecosystem science & management and Jesse was studying design science. Together, they have traveled across the country in pursuit of their common interest in outdoor sports, recreation, and education. Combining Elena’s background in environmental research and outdoor skills instruction, with Jesse’s communication, media, and problem-solving abilities, they aim to help empower people of all sorts to get outside and Leave No Trace.

Anastasia Allison, Founder

Kula Cloth

Anastasia Allison is a former park ranger and police officer turned full-time entrepreneur. She is also a Wilderness First Responder and has been a volunteer backpacking instructor with Washington Outdoor Women for nearly 10 years. Inspired by her obsession for the wilderness and her passion for Leave No Trace ethics, Anastasia founded Kula Cloth ® in July 2018.

She lives in a cabin on a lake surrounded by granite cliffs with her husband Aaron, and their three cats.