A backpacker takes on the Wonderland Trail in 2012. The permit system is down this year, but park officials say the first-come, first-served system it’s forced to use this summer is working well.
A backpacker takes on the Wonderland Trail in 2012. The permit system is down this year, but park officials say the first-come, first-served system it’s forced to use this summer is working well. Drew Perine Staff file, 2012
A backpacker takes on the Wonderland Trail in 2012. The permit system is down this year, but park officials say the first-come, first-served system it’s forced to use this summer is working well. Drew Perine Staff file, 2012

Craig Hill: Rainier weathering busy summer without permit system

August 13, 2016 12:00 PM