Everything I know about hiking the Wonderland Trail

Every year, come permitting season (March 15th is when wilderness permits become available for that year), I get a lot of people asking me questions about the Wonderland Trail. And I am always happy to answer them! But I thought – what if I also created a little resource that I could direct people to? […]

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Wonderland Trail Day 1: Longmire to Mowich

Turns out there isn’t anyone else at Longmire at 3:30am. I sat under the dim parking lot lights waiting for Kyle to get back from the bathroom. He was nauseous. Kyle is almost always nauseous for early morning adventures. It’s like his body is resenting being drug out of bed before the sun is up. […]

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Wonderland Trail: Day 4

Day 4 14.7 miles Sunrise Walk-in Campground to Indan Bar Campground Another dry morning. The sun was shining and we didn’t have to get out of our tent until 7am! However, Kyle and I are terrible at sleeping in and at staying in our tent while the sun is out. For the sake of Molly […]

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Wonderland Trail: Day 3

Day 3 19.8 miles (allegedly) Eagle’s Roost Camp to Sunrise Walk-in Camp I was surprised when we woke up to dry tents. Day two had been so cloudy and cold I had been convinced we would be dealing with wet gear again. But instead we could see blue sky through the thick canopy of trees […]

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Wonderland Trail: Day 1

Day 1 16.7 miles From Longmire parking lot to Klapatche Campsite We stepped out of the car after a long and slightly misty morning drive down to Mount Rainier National Park. Josh, Molly, Kyle and I stood in the Longmire parking lot, eying the clouds above us and eating the last of our respective breakfasts. […]

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Guest Post: Nelson’s insights to the Wonderland Trail and Beyond

By Nelson Alexander 6 and a half days, 93 miles, 22,000 feet of elevation gain: let’s just say the numbers were against us. We were 3 siblings and 1 Beyoncé (Lindsey’s word for Kyle, because she can’t say fiancée), attempting to circumambulate the tallest mountain in Washington state. Actually, I was mostly worried for myself.  Lindsey and […]

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Wonderland Trail: Part Two

“BEES!” screamed Kyle, “RUN, RUN, RUN!”  I turned around in time to see Cameron doing what looked like a high knee jig before Nelson pushed me from behind. We all sprinted up the trail, the boys yelling profanities and flailing their trekking poles.  When we finally stopped I was amazed at my own luck, all […]

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