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Mount Tamanos

Preparation Mount Tamanos is in the SE corner of Mount Rainier National Park. The park is about a 2hr SSE drive from Seattle. Some campsites are available at Recreation.gov and for those going into the wilderness (like this Mount Tamanos hike) wilderness permits are required. I stayed in a cabin at Alta Crystal …

Mount Tamanos Gear

Total Dry pack gear weight 21lbs. Excludes water, fuel and food. This is an overnight trip in September with temperatures dropping close to zero. Rain was expected.Full details GSI“>here. Wear/Hold (4.7lb excl. shoes) Phone OR Sunhat OR Sungloves Buff Sea to Summit insect shield Lip balm Suunto compass Bear bell …

Mt. St. Helens

Background In Riddlesdown High School, next to me on the wall in geography class was a news paper clipping. The black and white photograph was of ‘most’ of a volcano. ‘Most’ is a keyword, because on 18 May, 1980, Mt. St. Helens blew her top with a magnitude 5.1 eruption …

Hanging a Bear Bag

Hanging a bear bag is not easy, but it is essential for keeping safe. In almost all parks and places where bears are present, law requires that food is kept away from bears. Regardless of the legal aspect, backpackers have a moral obligation to keep their food away from bears. Bears …

TRT – The Consumables

Here, the consumables are divided into 4 categories. Main meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), Drinks (hot drinks & electrolyte tablets, Snacks (jerky, gels, sweats, GORP etc.) and Other (suncream, toilet paper etc.) Main Meals Most dehydrated food (we mostly used we use Mountain House) comes for 1 or 2 persons, …

Plan the TRT through hike

The post describes how to plan the TRT through hike. The TRT is a loop trail, it can be started at pretty much any point or trailhead and tackled in either direction. Since parking and leaving a car for almost two weeks seemed difficult, we elected to fly into Reno …

TRT – The Gear

This TRT gear description is specific to TRT trail. For general information on gear, look here. We hiked with an average pack weight of 10Kg dry (excluding food & water). Some days an additional 3 liters = 3Kg of water plus close to 1Kg of food. There are gear benefits …

TRT Resources

Below are some useful links to TRT resources. TRT Association These volenteers do a wonderful job maintaining the trail and providing useful information. Consider donating.. TRT Association Trail Info TRT Association Current Conditions TRT Association Re-supply information Permits Permits are required. Bear canisters too. Desolation Wilderness Permits Campfire Permits Storing …

TRT Day 13. Mud Lake to Tahoe Meadows

The final day! Hiking out of the bowl that is Mud lake the climb continues on to Relay Peak, the highest point in the journey. More spectacular views, and it is fitting that during the gradual descent after Relay Point, the lake, gradually slipped out of view. Eventually reaching the …