Who put National Take a Hike Day on November 17, in one of the darkest, stormiest months in North America? No one really knows. “The origins of it are unclear,” at least to their organization, says American Hiking Society’s communications and creative director, Wesley Trimble. The AHS created a National Trails Day on the first Saturday of June every year, which makes a heck of a lot more sense.
But along with being National Baklava Day (ooh, try it here), Wednesday is apparently National Take a Hike Day, so we will celebrate with a soggy saunter through Washington scenery. Note that high-elevation snow and recent flooding and wind damage may
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