The Wonderland Trail, which encircles Washington's 14,410-foot Mount Rainier, is on every backpacker's short list. During the course of its 92 (or so) miles, you'll experience everything from old-growth rain forests to alpine glaciers, pass by sylvan lakes, wander over view-packed ridges, walk beside towering waterfalls, see interesting wildlife, and visit beautiful displays of wildflowers. Although the trip is outstanding in every way, it is also far from easy. With me unpredictable weather, rough terrain, and almost 4 vertical miles (!) of uphill, the trail demands effort and plenty of local know-how. This detailed guidebook tells you everything you need to know to hike this magnificent route sately and in relative comfort. One Best Hike: Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail, with its can-do approach, nuts-and-bolts advice, and practical tips, will leave you wondering why you've waited so long to embark on this truly special hiking adventure.
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- Advice on what you'll need to bring, how to get in shape, when to go, and how to snag that prized permit
- A complete description of the Trail as well as the main alternate routes around the mountain
- The best side trips to turn this already great hike into a "life list" classic