We’re back from our wonderful hike on the Wonderland trail around Mt Rainier. Our planned trip of 9 days was accelerated when we found out the park was forecast for 2” of rain causing approximately 2 feet of snow above 6000’. Since bad weather was not in any of our plans, we hiked longer on day 6 (16 miles) and then hiked out the remaining 24 miles on day 7. My left knee was extremely painful on the last day so the boys ended up carrying a bunch of my stuff to ensure we all made it out safely.
Overall, an outstanding hike. By our calculations we did over 100 miles and likely over 24,000’ of elevation gain over 7 days. I’ll definitely be visiting the park again in the near future.
We took lots of pictures during the trip and wrote a journal each night. Full trip write up and photos coming over the next few weeks.
UPDATE: Full photos are now posted here.