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Joan Burton in Washington Trails Magazine

watrailscoverThis month’s edition of Washington Trails magazine features a young Joan Burton on the cover, and highlights her and seven others in the article Learning From Legends. She’s up first on page 19, as one of the “epic and impactful” figures in Washington state hiking and the outdoors. How do you leave a legacy for trails, it asks these eight. Her answer, which she has lived and written about throughout her career, is to introduce kids to the outdoors. She is also called a role model for women climbers. Her own lifelong love of hiking developed early in life:

As a teenager, she climbed six of the highest mountains in Washington and was featured in the second-ever issue of Sports Illustrated for summiting Mount Rainier—and camping in the crater rim.

Joan is a regular contributor to Washington Trails. You can receive the print edition of the magazine by becoming a member of the Washington Trails Association.