Re: “Foothills Trail designated a national recreation trail” (TNT, 5-31).
This is great recognition for a dream that began in the heart of one of the last house-call physicians in East Pierce County, Dr. Douglas A. Tait of Buckley. He envisioned people being able to walk between his hometown and South Prairie, Wilkeson, Carbonado, Orting and Puyallup along the same route formerly traveled by the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Much has been accomplished, but much more work needs to occur to bring his dream to fruition.
On Saturday, National Trails Day will be celebrated on the Foothills Trail when the Rainier to Ruston run/walk event is held.
My hat is off to those who moved the trail development along so far. Pierce County, let’s complete the doctor’s dream.