Wonderland Trail: Day 5

Day 5 20.3 miles Indian Bar Campground to Longmire Parking Lot We had agreed to wake up early on our last day so we could get back to Longmire in time to get some food outside the park. Regardless of that agreement, it still wasn’t easy to get out of the tent when the cool […]

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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 2

Day 2 19.8 miles (allegedly) Klapatche Camp to Eagle’s Roost Camp We woke up damp, the ceiling of our tent covered in suspended condensation, just waiting for a light gust of wind or an clumsily moving tent dweller to come along and knock it all off. Kyle very carefully got dressed and fled the tent, […]

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Why it Pays to Plaster Your Car With Stickers

A couple of days ago I pulled into the gas station and immediately noticed that the car in front of me was covered in stickers.  Not just any stickers. It was covered in trail stickers: the AT, the PCT, the Pacific Northwest Trail, the Wonderland Trail, the Colorado Trail, the list goes on.  I leapt […]

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Wonderland Trail: A Long Walking Lord of the Rings Joke

It didn’t hit me until part way through the hike that this was the first extended trip my brothers and I had ever been on, all together, without our parents. When they had both agreed to go I had been over the moon.  Neither of them had done any long backpacking trips and I couldn’t […]

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