Tag: Washington

The Wonderland Diaries: Navigating the North Side

Desolate Pass Tarn

We began our Wonderland adventure traveling counter-clockwise on the north side of Mount Rainier from White River Campground heading toward¬†South¬†Mowich River. Filled with sweeping vistas, enchanting¬†alpine meadows, photogenic lakes and a few hair-raising bear encounters to boot, this alluring¬†section of the trail was the perfect¬†introduction to the Wonderland‚ÄĒa magnificent visual feast from beginning to end.¬†It had us at hello… (more…)

A Guide to Backpacking the Wonderland Trail

Backpacking the Wonderland Trail_2

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
which face of Mount Rainier
is the most fabulous of all?

If you really want to know the answer to this question, of course, you’ll have to discover it¬†for yourself. And there’s no better way to do that than by backpacking¬†Washington’s iconic Wonderland Trail.¬†This 93-mile loop circumnavigates¬†the entire mountain, giving you a non-stop parade of¬†jaw-dropping alpine scenery, all with the mighty 14,410 foot glaciated peak of Mount Rainier as¬†the¬†backdrop. What more could you ask for? (more…)