Hiking The Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail by Tami AsarsHiking The Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail by Tami Asars

Hiking The Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail

byTami Asars

Paperback | August 15, 2012

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"There's no other trip, trail or peak that any backpacker should rank higher on his life list than the Wonderland Trail.' - Backpacker magazine - Comprehensive and affectionate guide to one of the nation's iconic wilderness trails - Everything you need to help plan this 93-mile trek, whether in one trip or several - Lavist, full-color design, yet informative and practical, with 125 photographs and 18 mapsWashington State's famed Wonderland Trail is a spectacular 93-mile route that circumnavigates Mount Rainier, challenging hikers with its strenuous 22,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain and loss. Magnificent forests, wildflower-filled alpine meadows, breathtaking glacier views, up-close-and-personal wildlife encounters, pristine lakes and streams - there are many rewards to be found, whether you tackle the trail in ten days or explore it by section over several seasons. But along with those 93 miles of incredible trail come tricky challenges such as wilderness permits, a complicated reservation system, food and fuel caches, river and snow crossings, and more.Hiking the Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail is an authoritative guide penned by Washington native Tami Asars, a professional instructor on how best to hike the trail and a third-generation hiker of the Cascade mountains - who has been around the Wonderland seven times. In this guide Asars draws on her experience, covering these essentials: - How to work with the permit reservation system, and when to apply - Recommended gear - with a checklist - and ways to reduce pack weight, prevent blisters, and stay warm and dry - How to pack the perfect backpack - Food and fuel caching - Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions and suggested itineraries - How to extend your adventures with the Northern Loop Trail and the Eastside TrailOver the years, Asars has taken extensive notes that she shares at workshops and in the field. Hiking the Wonderland Trail distills her boot-tested knowledge so that everyone can enjoy the magic of Mount Rainier's premier trail.Author Tami Asars grew up in Western Washington playing in the foothills and mountains of the North Cascades. Since then she has hiked thousands of miles of trails in the state, including countless hours on Washington's thru-hike trails: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Boundary Trail, and the Wonderland Trail. For several years she has been leading professional classes on outdoor pursuits including "Backpacking Basics,' "Lightweight Backpacking,' and of course, "The Wonderland Trail.' Asars lives in North Bend, Washington, with her husband and their German shepherd.

About The Author

Author Tami Asars grew up in Western Washington playing in the foothills and mountains of the North Cascades. Since then she has hiked thousands of miles of trails in the state. Asars lives in North Bend, Washington, with her husband and their German shepherd.

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Title:Hiking The Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier TrailFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.84 × 6.86 × 0.65 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:The Mountaineers BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1594856540

ISBN - 13:9781594856549

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