Friday, July 27, 2007

Focus on the Wonderland

The Wonderland Trail suffered tremendously from the floods of last fall. Because it circles the entire park, many sections of the trail are damaged, and hiking the whole trail is not being permitted this summer as a result. In some sections of the trail, bridges were taken out by the floodwaters, making the trail impassable. In other parts, whole sections of trail were washed away, leaving drop-offs where trail used to be. In these areas, it’s necessary to plan and construct a “reroute”--an entirely new trail to replace the old one that was washed out. The Mount Rainier Recovery Corps is working alongside the park’s trail crew so that this great trail can be reopened....

Read more by Mount Rainier Recovery Intern Susan Newman on SCA's Rainier News Blog!

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