12-Day Wonderland Trail Family Backpacking Adventure

Family Backpacking Adventure // jessconnell.com

In August 2016, we took a 12-day backpacking trip around Mt. Rainier with our 7 children (ages 14 to 1 year old), on the incredible Wonderland Trail. In 12 articles, I’ve shared the good, the bad, & the ugly. You can read our story here.

I published journal entries, pictures, & memories from our family backpacking adventure, one day at a time: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10Day 11, and Day 12. I’ve collecting them all here to have in one place.

You can click on the links above, or directly on these photos, to pull up each day of our journey:

Wonderland Trail, Day 1: THIS FEELS IMPOSSIBLE. // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 2: Bear Growls & a Rope Climb // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 3: Noticing the Good Things // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 4: Our Laziest Day // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 5: Real Talk- Babies, Stinky Feet, & Yelling // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 6: The 15-Hour Hike // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 7: Should We Quit Early?

Wonderland Trail, Day 8: The Hardest Day We Didn't Expect // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail: The Bridge Was Missing 3 Planks // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 10: It's Still HARD. // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 11: 2 Bears & the Perfect Summer Evening // jessconnell.com

Wonderland Trail, Day 12: 6 Snacks+Dinner+Dessert = Tummyache // jessconnell.com






IN THE COMMENTS: Have you tried hiking or backpacking together as a family? Are you considering a trip on the Wonderland Trail? Tell me about it!

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Jess Connell

Jesus-follower, Happy wife, Mom of 8 neat people. Former world-traveler, now settled in Washington. Host of Mom On Purpose podcast (momonpurpose.com). I write and wrangle kids.

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  1. December 28, 2016

    […] The First 40 Miles – with Heather Legler — hiking and backpacking focused podcasts, with each episode targeted to a particular issue. (This helped us IMMENSELY when we were preparing for our 12-day Wonderland Trail family backpacking trip.) […]

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