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PostWed Mar 24, 2021 9:10 pm 
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reststep wrote:
I was just curious. I was wondering if anyone knows why Mt. Rainier National Park does not  allow camping in cross country zones when hiking the Wonderland Trail.

I've done it quite a few times, never hiking the WT though, except for once, out of necessity due to a mishap. I agree with Willis Wall - it would get out of hand. Everyone who didn't get a permit, would want to camp in cross country zones.  30 years ago or even 20, it wasn't that big a deal.  But now, with hordes of users with their cameras taking selfies for social media, converging on the park, and the WT trail, there's not way the meadows could handle the traffic without damage to the meadows.
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PostMon Mar 29, 2021 1:09 pm 
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Joseph wrote:
There is also a pretty good FB page dedicated to the WT - lots of folks looking to get permits, asking questions, etc. and lots of veterans providing advice.  Lots of photos and beta, too, as the hiking season nears.

Thanks for this tip....I joined the group with the hope that I can add value to potential WT hikers.

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PostWed Mar 31, 2021 8:18 pm 
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williswall wrote:
Thanks for this tip....I joined the group with the hope that I can add value to potential WT hikers.

I am sure that there are tons of people who could benefit from your experience gained from all your trips.  One thing though, I think most are looking for a longer itinerary, rather than a quick, 3-4 day trip.  One tool I found very useful is this:

https://www.wonderlandguides.com/hikes/wonderland-trail/itinerary-planner
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