Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Wonderland Trail: Westside Road to Longmire

Field trip: Introduction to Backpacking

Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Wonderland Trail: Westside Road to Longmire

Experience a section hike on the Wonderland Trail of Mt. Rainier. Preference to Tacoma Introduction to Backpacking students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers to register on April 30.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph

TBD 

Please read before asking permission to register.

As you are probably aware, entry into Mt. Rainier has changed for 2024 year for day hiking and visitors only within high use areas. Vehicles entering these areas will need a time stamp for day hiking or visiting or a permit or reservation to enter through the Nisqually/Stevens Paradise Corridor May 24-Sept 2, 2024 or White River/Sunrise Corridor July 3-Sept 2, 2024 from the hours of 7 am-3 pm.

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*****Q: How will these new entry changes affect this trip? 

*****A: It shouldn't. The trip leaders will make every effort through the same permit application process that has been used in the past through Recreation.gov. We value your time and will adhere to the dates as close as possible, as planned. Furthermore we are optimistic we can still get our trip as scheduled. There could be a slight change to the itinerary but this has always been the case due to limited availability of backcountry camps on the Wonderland Trail. Your flexibility is very much appreciated.

Preference to Tacoma Introduction to Backpacking students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers to register on April 30.

Route/Place

Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Westside Road


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

To be discussed at lecture for Introduction to Backpacking course students.

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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