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Ultralight Gear list: late season Wonderland Trail


The Wonderland Trail circumnavigates Mt. Rainier
The Wonderland Trail circumnavigates Mt. Rainier

After the ALDHA-W Gathering, I was lucky enough to hike the 93 mile long Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier with Swami, Malto, and Bobcat.

I was expecting some colder temperatures in bad weather because: 1) we were hiking late season 2) Mt. Rainier is high altitude 3) Mt. Rainier is relatively north 4) it’s Mt. Rainier.

On the other hand, I was trying to keep my pack as light as possible because 1) my three hiking partners are really strong, world class hikers and I had to be able to relatively keep up 2) I knew their packs would be very light 3) the Wonderland Trail has a good deal of elevation change and I wanted to make going uphill as easy as possible.

With these concerns in mind, here is the gear list I put together for a late season Wonderland Trail trip.

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Liz "Snorkel" Thomas

Liz Thomas is a well-traveled adventure athlete most known for breaking the women’s unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States. While not on trail, Liz lives in Denver, Colorado.