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risler34
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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 3:59 pm 
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A problem that we are having right now is finding a way from Seattle to where we would like to backpack. We are flying out there, but we don't want to rent a vehicle, use it twice (there and back), and pay for an entire week. Any suggestions or ideas?
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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 4:37 pm 
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Actually, car rentals are pretty cheap on a weekly basis, so leaving the car at the trailhead for a week real isn't too pricey, especially if you can split the bill. I've done this alot when backpacking in the Sierras. There are a few places you can reach by bus. A good  bus backpacking trip is to go from Stevens Pass to Leavenworth via the Icicle Ridge tr. Stevens Pass to North Bend in another possibility (leaving the PCT at Waptus River and following the Mid Fork trail out). An ambitious trip would be Stevens Pass to Holden, from which you can return using the boat on lake chelan, county buses to Wenatchee, then NW Trailways or Amtrak back to Seattle.

A possible extended bus backpacking trip to the Olympics would go from Bogachiel River(4 mile road walk in) toHigh Divide, Appleton Pass, Aurora Ridge, Barnes Creek, ending at Lake Crescent.
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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 5:03 pm 
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pm  member vtrunner.

they're planning to hike the wonderland trail at the end of july.  maybe you can share a car rental.
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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 5:29 pm 
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For the wonderland trail, your only transit option is the gray line tour:

http://www.graylineseattle.com/sightseeingtours.cfm
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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Just looked at the GrayLine site; they specifically state that they will not transport hikers.  Evidently this would detract from the tour "experience."

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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 8:00 pm 
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lol awesome
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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 10:59 pm 
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Heck no!  If I paid $59 for the MRNP tour, I'd better not have to sit next to some smelly, dirty, mangy, stinky, hairy, wonderland-trail-bum on my way back to civilization!  rolleyes.gif
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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 11:25 pm 
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risler34 wrote:
A problem that we are having right now is finding a way from Seattle to where we would like to backpack. We are flying out there, but we don't want to rent a vehicle, use it twice (there and back), and pay for an entire week. Any suggestions or ideas?

When are you coming, and for how long?  I have a lot of time off in the summer, maybe I can help?

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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 11:48 pm 
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Yeah, in general, I think the people on this site would be happy to drive around in the mountains with some fellow outdoors lovers for very little compensation (i.e. gas + burger king...).  If you can get yourself to Bellingham (bus or train from Seattle), then I'd be happy to shuttle you out somewhere on the Baker Highway if I'm able.

Those were some good ideas for bus hikes though.  I never even thought of the possibility of doing Stevens Pass to Leavenworth or Holden.  Those would both be pretty darn good hikes.

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PostSat Jan 26, 2008 11:52 pm 
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If you let people on the site know where and when you want to go, you might be able to find even more volunteers!

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PostSun Jan 27, 2008 8:09 pm 
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That's the thing. We're not quite sure where we want to go, but we've given ourselves plenty of time to work it out until August.
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PostMon Mar 17, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
When are you coming, and for how long?  I have a lot of time off in the summer, maybe I can help?

My friend & I are hiking the Wonderland this summer - sometime towards the end of July.  For gas $ & a burger, would you consider helping us to/from trailhead at Longmire or Mowich Lake?
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PostTue Mar 18, 2008 7:17 am 
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You guys send in your reservation request? Or are you going to try and wing it with a day-of permit?

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