2016 WONDERLAND TRAIL JOURNAL

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Avg. Daily Miles

Zero Days

About The WT: Aug 23-27

The Wonderland Trail is a 95mi trail that goes around Mt Rainier in Washington with about 25,600ft of each ascent and descent. There is quite a lot of elevation change and campsites are by permit only and preassigned. Days were determined by the campsites we are able to obtain, so there was quite an uneven range in daily mileage (3.8, 24.7, 15.6, 3.2, 21.4, 19.7). This is an extremely popular hike most book through a lottery system months in advance. The 2016 season was unique because the online permit system went down over the winter and it was all first come, first serve. Our hike was counterclockwise starting at Mowich Lake Trailhead.

BASE PACK WEIGHT: 12lbs. 15.4oz.

Before The Hike

On The Horizon For 2016…

Let The Drumroll Begin! For 2016-2017 I’ll be hiking several high routes, the Wonderland Trail, and then heading down under. I’ll be in Australia and New Zealand this fall and I can’t wait!

During The Hike

Day 4: A Day To Veg Out

August 26th Maple Creek Camp(44.1)-Nickel Creek Camp (47.3) Mileage: 3.2mi Campsite Elevation:...

Day 2: The Big Day

August 24th S Mowich River Campsite (3.8)-Devils Dream Camp(28.5) Mileage: 24.7mi Campsite...

Day 1: We Got It!

August 23rd Mowich Lake Campground(0)-S Mowich River Campsite(3.8) Mileage: 3.8mi Campsite...

After The Hike

Australia Bound!

Well, it still doesn’t seem real yet, but tomorrow I fly to Australia!!! If all goes as hoped, I...
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