Post Tagged with: "Wonderland Trail"

Eleanor Creek Trailhead

Mt. Rainier’s Northern Traverse

Standing high above the White River, I gazed up at the looming heights of the Willis Wall, a vast snow encrusted cliff of black rock[Read More…]

by September 10, 2015 0 comments Trails
The Wonderland Trail brings a breath taking 22,000 feet of elevation gain and loss over the 93-mile loop. Source:

Record Set for Running Mount Rainier Wonderland Trail

For many of us just walking the 93-mile loop around the Mount Rainier Wonderland Trail is an accomplishment. On July 1-2 Canadian endurance runner Gary[Read More…]

by August 5, 2015 0 comments Community
Trail above Sunrise campsite, the morning started hot with temperatures reaching the 90s.  The next day brought thunder and lightning showers.  Photo by Sheri Goodwin.

Shades of Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail

I felt fortunate when I won the National Park Service lottery to hike the 90-miles (plus) around Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail. However, by[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 0 comments Community, Trails
Pan Handle Gap where the remains were found is normally covered in snow all year, but warmer temperatures have caused significant snow loss Source:

Hiker’s Remains Discovered on Wonderland Trail

Mount Rainier National Park officials said Tuesday that the human remains discovered on the Wonderland Trail Sunday are likely those of Edwin Birch, 64, from[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Community
Catch the dramatic views and falls from the middle of the Boetzke Creek Trestle Bridge.  Photo by Sheri Goodwin.

Iron Horse Trail: A Trail Report with Three Secrets, Flaky Crust and Fruit Filling

Sometimes hiking in the Pacific Northwest is about pie… yes pie. In an effort to shake off the cobwebs of winter and get ready for[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 0 comments Trails
Washington Hikes for Visitors of All Abilities

Washington Hikes for Visitors of All Abilities

Fear not, we’ve created a list that will help you settle on a Washington hike that is just right for the wide range of visitors you’ve let move into your guest room.

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Trails
A September Idyll at Klapatche Park

A September Idyll at Klapatche Park

Some travelers seem to blast through the Wonderland Trail as a test of will and endurance, a daily torture trial of miles and elevation gained. For me, though, with some extra days to make the trip it was the long lazy warm afternoons at certain special camps that really made the experience. Klapatche Park Camp is one of those, and one where the afternoon idylls can be accompanied in September by blissful hours of blueberry grazing.

by September 23, 2013 0 comments Trails
One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

If you’ve ever wondered how best to enjoy Mount Rainier, Douglas Lorain’s got a trail for you. “One Best Hike: Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail” is[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Skills, Trails
Mountaineers 10 Tips on Hiking in the Rain

Mountaineers 10 Tips on Hiking in the Rain

He strongly recommended we just stay overnight at Mowich Lake as the North Fork of the Mowich River would be a very wet crossing for us on the way to South Mowich, even though it was in the middle of the Northwest’s “dry” month—September.

by May 29, 2012 0 comments Community, Skills
Hiking Wonderland, Part 2

Hiking Wonderland, Part 2

The weather was clear and warm as I started up the trail that would take me through Panhandle Gap, a saddle between two rocky rises, and the highest point along the Wonderland Trail. I crossed steep snowfields, and one exposed area had my full attention as I picked my way across it, but I reached the other side without mishap. Views of distant mountains were breathtaking. Beyond the gap, numerous switchbacks led steeply downward to Indian Bar.

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Fireside