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Tag: Foothills Trail


Cool team names a highlight of the annual 51-mile Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay race

Blisterin’ Fast, a hastily compiled relay team I ran with today, finished the 51-mile Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay at about 3:03 p.m. We started at 7 a.m.

I just filed my column for tomorrow’s News Tribune and Olympian and sadly wasn’t able to include comments from several runners I met along the course. One was a team of five women and one man who, at first look, I thought forgot to wear pants. However, what I actually saw from team Rears in Gear was prosthetic butts sewn onto what appeared to be boxer shorts.

Five of the six runners

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Foothills Trail designated a national recreation trail

Pierce County’s Foothills Regional Trail today was one of 54 trails designated as a national recreation trail. The announcement was made earlier today by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

The designations add almost 1,400 miles of trails to the National Trails System. Spanning 23 states, the land and water trails provide opportunities for communities to connect to the outdoors, Salazar said in a news release.

The Foothills Trail covers 15 miles from Puyallup to South Prairie and two miles in Buckley. When complete, the trail will cover more than 28 miles.

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Orting’s Foothills Trail kiosk will be dedicated in honor of Stan Engle

On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. the Foothills Trail kiosk in Orting will be  dedicate in honor of one of the men instrumental in building the structure.

The kiosk will be named in honor of Stan Engle, who led the fundraising effort for the structure as the Foothills Trail Coalition’s treasurer for more than 15 years.  Engle, also a member of the Tacoma Mountaineers and the Audubon Society, died in 2009 at the age of 87.  The structure, which displays a map of the 15-mile Foothills Trail and other information, will be named the Stan Engle Orting Kiosk.