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Wonderland Trail Wilderness Campsites

The 93 mile (150 km) Wonderland Trail encircles beautiful Mount Rainier. Along the trail, you’ll find 18 wilderness camps and 3 non-wilderness campsites. This guide outlines all of the Wonderland Trail campsites. Under each campsite name, I list the elevation, distances to the nearest sites, facilities, terrain, and more. I’ll also outline the camps of …

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How to Get a Wonderland Trail Walk Up Permit

The Wonderland Trail is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Pacific Northwest. This 93-mile hike circling beautiful Mount Rainier is on every hiker’s bucket list. Unfortunately, getting permits can be a challenge because demand is so high. There are only so many campsites, after all. Luckily, there is still a way to …

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Down Vs Fleece Vs Wool: Pros and Cons

When putting together a cold-weather clothing layering system, you have a number of fabrics and insulation materials to choose from. Should you wear a fleece, wool sweater, down puffer jacket, or all 3? The answer depends on the climate, your level of activity, and personal preference. This guide outlines the pros and cons of down …

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Hiking the Wonderland Trail: How to Plan a Thru-Hike

Hiking the Wonderland Trail hike can seem overwhelming at first. You must consider permits, the weather, trail conditions, campsites, your route, transportation, gear, food, and more. This guide is designed to give you an overview of what to expect and an outline to follow to plan a Wonderland Trail hike. I also include some tips …

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Sawyer Mini Water Filter Review

The Sawyer Mini is a minimalist water filter that is perfect for hiking, bicycle touring, and travel. It is incredibly lightweight, affordable, versatile, and reliable. I have used mine to filter water from streams, rivers, and even puddles while hiking and cycling throughout the Western US. While traveling with this little filter in Africa, Latin …

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