Fatpacking Itinerary for Mount Rainier National Park

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fly into Seattle (SEA). The best arrival time is between 12PM - 3PM, but if you can save a significant amount of money by arriving a little before or after, you should do so.

Take free airport shuttle to hotel Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle-Tacoma Airport, 18118 INTERNATIONAL BLVD, SEATTLE, WA 98188, (206) 244-6666. It's so close, you can actually walk there faster than taking the shuttle.

Equipment shakedown. We go through your pack and examine everything you brought.

Go to REI, Tukwila to pick up any equipment participants forgot

Trail mix distribution

"Before" body composition measurements taken

Go out for dinner

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Second set of "before" measurements taken

All the items that you won't bring on the trail will be set aside and put in storage.

Go out for breakfast

Shuttle to Mt. Rainier National Park, White River Campground

Begin Hiking on the Inter Fork Trail, elevation 4300'

Hike 3.0 long, uphill miles to Glacier Basin Campground, elevation 6000'

Camp at Glacier Basin

Miles today: 3.0. Total miles: 3.0

Possible bailout: White River

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hike 0.6 miles to the Burroughs Mountain Trail.

Hike 3.1 miles to the Wonderland Trail, peaking out atop Burroughs Mountain, 7400'

Hike 0.7 miles to the Northern Loop Trail

Hike 1.2 miles to Berkeley Park Camp

Camp at Berkeley Park Camp, elevation 6000'.

Miles today: 5.6. Total miles: 8.6

Possible bailout: Sunrise Ranger Station.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hike 2.8 miles to the Lake Eleanor Trail.

Hike 3.3 miles to Lake Eleanor Camp

Camp at Lake Eleanor Camp, elevation 4986'

Miles today: 6.1. Total miles: 14.7

Possible bailout: Sunrise Ranger Station or Forest Rd outside of Park near Lake Eleanor.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hike 3.3 miles back to Northern Loop Trail, elevation 5696'

Hike 6.0 miles to Redstone Peak, going down to elevation 3200', and climbing to 4800'

Miles today: 9.3. Total miles: 24.0

Possible bailout: Sunrise Ranger Station or Forest Rd outside of Park near Lake Eleanor.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hike 2.4 miles to Yellowstone Cliffs, elevation 6000'

Hike 3.6 miles to Carbon Glacier, elevation 2800'

Hike 1.4 miles to Carbon River Suspension Bridge, elevation 3100'

Hike 1.6 miles grueling, end-of-day uphill miles to Cataract Valley, elevation 5215'

Camp at Cataract Valley Camp

Miles today: 9.0. Total miles: 33.0

Possible bailout: Ipsut Creek (if re-built by then) Otherwise, Mowich.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hike 6.5 rolling miles to Mowich Lake.

Miles today: 6.5. Total miles: 39.5

Possible bailout: Mowich.

Shuttle from Mowich back to Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle-Tacoma Airport 18118 INTERNATIONAL BLVD, SEATTLE, WA 98188, (206) 244-6666

"After" measurements taken

Dinner and awards ceremony

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"After" measurements taken

Leave Radisson

Parting Breakfast

Airport Shuttle

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