Nat'l Public Lands Day! Wonderland Trail

Mount Rainier National Park

9:00AM - 3:30PM
Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Mt Rainier

We'll start the day with a 9am Nat'l Public Lands Day kick-off at White River Campground Amphitheater and then move on to work on the Wonderland Trail. We will be working on the section between Sunrise and White River on the Parks east side. Will be rebuilding turnpike structures and retreading. Note: This work party is meeting at White River Campground. There will be a celebration following the work party.

We will gather at the White River Campground Amphitheater at 9:00am for the NPLD kickoff and Glacier Basin Trail rededication. We'll then disperse to our project, trail work on the Wonderland Trail out of White River. Following the work party (about 3:30pm) you are invited to re-gather at the amphitheater for snacks and a more informal celebration and sharing of stories, photos, etc. A block of campsites will be set aside at White River for volunteers and/or rededication participants to use, either the night before and/or the night after NPLD. RSVP if you wish to have a campsite reserved - please indicate this when you sign-up.

The Wonderland trail is over 96 miles long and completely encircles Mt Rainier. It is one of the premier trails in Washington and the United States. It traverses many different ecological zones from deep forest to high alpine meadows. It offers some of the most spectacular views of the largest volcano in the Cascades.

Driving directions:
From the Seattle area drive south on State Highway 167 (Renton to Auburn and points south). Before Puyallup turn east on State Highway 410 toward Sumner. Continue on 410 past Crystal Mountain to the White River Entrance (like you're going to Sunrise). The gate will be open, and simply say you are volunteering on trail and they'll let you through. Past Guard Station continue 4 miles and turn left on road to White River Campground. After 1 mile the camp host/ information cabin and campground will be on the right. (Driving time from Seattle: 2.25 hours.)


GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head

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