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Plan Ahead & Be Prepared

Part of traveling responsibly involves knowing what to expect before you head out. Whether you hope to visit a specific destination or hike a bucket-list trail, set yourself up for success with some research and planning. Washington is a large state, meaning weather and traffic can vary widely depending do on the area and season. Being prepared can make a world of difference in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable visit.

Before you go, be sure to check:

For outdoor adventures, make sure you understand the type of land you plan to recreate on, the skills and gear required to do so safely, and what amenities are available. Always be flexible and have a plan B, especially during the summer. Even with thousands of trails, parking is often limited and trails can be crowded. If a parking lot is full, be ready with an alternative destination in mind.  

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