Washington » Mount Rainier National Park

Spray Park

September, 2009 | Comments Off

It had been many years since I had spent much time in Mount Rainier Park. I had summited the peak years ago and I have also done the wonderland trail in one go, but apart from the occasional day trip, I haven’t backpacked there recently. There is something about Washington’s high meadows that are unique [...]


Washington » Wonder Mountain Wilderness

Death Hike No. 1

August, 2000 | 1 Comment

Wonder Mountain wilderness, neatly tucked into a remote section South of the Olympic National Park, is probably only really visited by locals. It’s a bit hard to find via the logging roads that wind around, there is no trailhead as there are no trails that lead into it. But as it was, I was with a local who had been there before and wanted to return for a backpack trip.