Tmber.com Expands Site for Pacific Northwest Hikers

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Tmber.com, an online trail guide for hiking in the Pacific Northwest, is launching an expanded site in July 2012 that brings on-line and on-trail experiences closer than ever.

New features include a social network for outdoor enthusiasts and video hiking tips and tutorials. Under the ‘Connect’ tab, members can set up a unique profile and create trip reports, sharing valuable information about current trail conditions with other members while documenting their own adventures. The ‘Learn’ tab features helpful and entertaining videos from Tmber volunteers, providing users with skill-building information ranging from identifying nurse logs to building an igloo. Tmber is also expanding its route entries and now provides comprehensive information on over 60 hiking routes in Washington and Oregon.

Creative Director John Escher says, “With these additions, Tmber is becoming an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to get outdoors. Through its social network, Tmber bridges the on-line and on-trail worlds and provides up-to-date information about trails.”

Created by a team of outdoor enthusiasts in 2011, Tmber is a comprehensive resource for hikers seeking local, credible and current information about trails in Washington and beyond. Using rich visuals and entertaining multimedia, each route entry contains original content generated by a member of the Tmber team. HD videos, insider tips, current weather data, and nearby trail information help beginners and experts alike discover the adventure that’s right for them in their allotted time frame and at their current skill level.

All of these features are attracting attention. “It’s easy to find trip reports and online hiking books that tell you about the great hikes in Washington. Yet, to really envision your hiking adventure, you need the visuals and the story. That’s where Tmber comes in,” writes Jori Saegar with Washington State Parks, “When you plan a hike on their site, you get the full picture — a video of a fellow hiker guiding you through the hike, a gallery of photos taken along the trail, an interactive map showing you the route, a text overview of the hike you can print out, trip reports from a recent hike and even the current weather on the trail. One stop shopping to plan your next hiking adventure.”

Led by a dedicated team of founders and supported by an enthusiastic base of volunteers, Tmber documents new hikes weekly and is active in the community, supporting local athletes and companies through its events and partnerships. Currently covering a growing number of trails in Washington and Oregon, Tmber plans to expand into California, the Rockies, and the Appalachians in the next three years. For more information, visit http://www.tmber.com or contact Tmber at highfive(at)tmber(dot)com. Tmber, llc is based in Seattle, Washington.

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