Family Hiking To Ipsut Pass

Family Hiking To Ipsut Pass

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Every year I have meant to share the Mowich Area at Mount Rainier National Park with Kirk. And I realized I had not taken Walker or Alistaire up there yet as well. So Sunday morning seemed perfect, especiually with coolwer weather forecasted. But while Mowich is incredibly close to us as the crow flies, it […]

Two New Hiking Guides for the Wonderland Trail in 2012

Two New Hiking Guides for the Wonderland Trail in 2012

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For many years the go-to guide-book for The Wonderland Trail was Discovering the Wonders of the Wonderland Trail: Encircling Mount Rainier. It, along with a map or two, and you were ready to go.   Bette’s book took me on my many Wonderland adventures and is still on my guidebook shelf. I have recommended this book to 100′s, […]

New Wonderland Trail Map Out

New Wonderland Trail Map Out

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A little while ago I was excited to hear the news about the newest Mt. Rainier map that was being debuted by Green Trails. Green Trails is the king of hiking maps out here in Washington and Oregon, offering highly detailed topo maps that are overall accurate and most of all…show mileage! (nothing worse than […]

Winter Daydreaming: Planning A Wonderland Trip

Winter Daydreaming: Planning A Wonderland Trip

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~The meadow at Summerland~ Is it the economy? The hard winter for most of us? Who knows, but I can say I have seen a lot of chattering about hiking plans for this coming summer, more than usual, especially about the Wonderland Trail here in Washington – our gorgeous 93 miles loop around (well more […]