Archive for the "Favorite Places" category

a family that hikes together stays together

by teasugaradream
( September 15th, 2010 )

You meet some very interesting people when backpacking on the Wonderland Trail (WT). Not a lot of people, as you would encounter on a day hike in a popular area of Mt. Rainier on a warm summer day. But some people, who are sharing a similar experience as yourself.

When you …

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camera, chapstick, and a bug net

by teasugaradream
( August 29th, 2010 )

There are 10 essentials that one should carry while hiking or backpacking: sunglasses/sunscreen, and headlamp with extra batteries. map and compass. extra food/water and extra clothes. first aid kit and pocket knife. fire starter and waterproof matches.

Then there are other necessities: water purification system and emergency shelter. repair kits and …

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the other two-thirds

by teasugaradream
( August 7th, 2010 )

Just about this time last year, my friend Melissa and I hiked one-third, about 30 miles, of the glorious Wonderland Trail around the beautiful Mt. Rainier. The rain we encountered (yes, in August) did not dampen our spirits one bit. The spectacular scenery, the people we met along the way, ...

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