I hate having to get a permit to hike, generally preferring wilderness areas over NPs. But in the spirit of getting to know our new PNW home, I also went for the lottery.
Just received my letter from NPS saying that my Rainer NP Wonderland permit has been approved. I must be lucky.
It is for the full 93 mile circuit in 6 days (5 nights).
Dates 14 Sept - 19 Sept.
I put in for 4 people on behalf of a few of local outdoor buddies. But they can be flaky (for reason, jobs, kids, etc.) and are not really sure they can break free. One is a heavy hauler that is afraid of the mileage, but I am working on him. The point is, I would not be surprised if there are a couple of spots open.
PM me if interested in joining.