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Expert Advice: Tami Asars on the Wonderland Trail

Posted by Loren Drummond at Mar 08, 2013 07:00 PM |

Want to hike part or all of the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park this year? We've got three great ways to learn about the Wonderland Trail from guidebook author and WTA correspondent, Tami Asars, who literally wrote the book on the 93-mile trail.

On March 15, a week from today, Mount Rainier National Park will begin accepting requests for wilderness permits. If you think backpacking the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier is in your hiking plans for this summer, then we've got just the person to help you plan: guidebook author and WTA correspondent, Tami Asars.

Below are three great ways to learn about the Wonderland Trail from the woman who literally wrote the book on the 93-mile trail. Explore her article in WTA's member magazine, catch her at an upcoming event or buy her guidebook to the trail.

The Wonderland in Washington Trails magazine

Explore the trail in Tami's interactive feature from the January+February issue of Washington Trails magazine. It's got permit information, key stats and recommendations for a great day hike, backpack and section hike of the Wonderland (if you're not quite ready to tackle the whole thing). Plus, click around and find day hikes for this summer linked all along the trail.

In person: catch Tami in Bellingham or Seattle

Buy the book

Hiking the Wonderland TrailTami Asars' Hiking the Wonderland Trail, by The Mountaineers Books is the book for Wonderland hikers, whether planning a day trip, weekend or the full circuit. This beautiful guide is full of all the details every hiker needs to know, including permits, camping, food caching and storage, weather, conditioning and suggestions for planning your own itinerary. Buy or download Hiking the Wonderland Trail.

Tami Asars is a third-generation Washingtonian who has spent her lifetime exploring the trails and backcountry of Washington state, from the Olympic Coast to the Okanogan Wilderness. When she’s not exploring trails, she’s writing about them as a full-time guidebook author for Mountaineers Books and as a regular contributor for Washington Trails magazine. To learn more about Tami,  visit tamiasars.com or check out her backpacking blog.


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