The purpose of these web pages is to provide quick access to
trail information for the serious hiker. While some rudimentary explanatory text
the intent is to provide most of the information in the form of maps
. The hope is that experienced hikers will be able to
extract customized information from these maps to meet their own individual
needs.In part this dependence on maps is a reflection of the philosophy that hiking should be an exploration of your environment
and if too much text description is given then the opportunity for personal exploration/surprises is greatly reduced.
The reader is invited to experiment both approaches and draw their own conclusions.
The Mt. Rainier web pages provide the most text and graphic information.
In contrast the Leavenworth web pages provide minimal text description.
Try them both and let me know
what you think about the different approaches
Neither Hiker.org, nor their personnel accept any liability for accidents or
injuries in connection with trail maps or other information
published at the Hiker.org web-site.
Readers are cautioned to supplement the reports with other sources
of information when planning a trip. Additionally,
readers should be aware that reported conditions may change,
that there may be errors in the information, and that certain
hazards are inherent in backcountry travel.