WONDERLAND TRAIL MAP WASHINGTON
93 miles. This beautiful and popular trail forms a large loop around 14,410-foot Mount Rainier, in Mount Rainier National Park. There’s a wide variety of scenery available along the way.
Included are alpine meadows, glaciers, and areas of old-growth forest. Difficulty varies from easy to strenuous. Food may be cached at ranger stations near the trail.
Camping Regulations: A free wilderness permit is required to camp in Mount Rainier National Park. Trailside camps or designated camping areas are spaced every few miles along the trail. These are likely to be full on Friday and Saturday nights.
Camping is also allowed elsewhere, but campsites must be at least 100 feet from water sources and one-quarter mile from the trail. Campfires are prohibited, and group size is limited to five.
Trail Information: Mount Rainier National Park, Tahoma Woods, Star Route, Ashford, WA 98304; (206)569-2211.
WASHINGTON CAMPING RESOURCES
ORGANIZATIONS WHICH OFFER WILDERNESS
The Mountaineers, 300 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119. This large and well-known club offers a wide range of activities, including many backpacking trips, and also introductory backpacking classes.
Inter-Mountain Alpine Club, P.O. Box 505, Richland, WA 99352. This hiking and climbing trip sponsors some backpacking trips each year, with equipment available for rental.
INFORMATION ABOUT OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES
Washington Outfitters and Guides Association, 22845 N.E. 8th, Suite 331, Redmond, WA 98053; (206)392-0111.
Cross-Country Ski Tours, Vol 1 & 2Kirkendall and Spring. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books.
55 Hikes in Central WashingtonSpring, Ira and Manning, Harvey. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1990.
The Hiker’s Guide to WashingtonAdkinson, Ron. Helena, MT: Falcon Press.
Hiking the North CascadesDarvill, Fred T. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic MonumentWilliams. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books.
Olympic Mountains Trail GuideWood, Robert L. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1988.
100 Hikes in the Alpine LakesSpring, Vicky and Ira and Manning, Harvey. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1985.
100 Hikes in the Glacier Peak RegionSpring, Ira. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1988.
100 Hikes in the Inland NorthwestLanders, Rich, & Dolphin, Ida Rowe. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books.
100 Hikes in the North CascadesSpring, Ira and Manning, Harvey. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1988.
100 Hikes in the South Cascades and OlympicsSpring, Ira and Manning, Harvey. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1985.
The Pacific Crest TrailVolume 2: Oregon S’ WashingtonSchaffer, Jeffrey P. and Selters, Andy. Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 1990.
The Sierra Club Guide to the Natural Areas of Oregon and WashingtonPerry, John and Jane. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1983.
Washington WhitewaterNorth, Douglass A. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books.
INFORMATION ABOUT STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 7150 Cleanwater Lane, KY-11, Olympia, WA 98504; (206)753-2027.
STATE HIGHWAY MAP AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Washington Tourism Development Division, 101 General Administration Building, AX-13, Olympia, WA 98504; (800)544-1800/ (206)586-2102.
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