Wonderland Alert! This is from the Park Service late yesterday. Check out Craig Romano’s Backpacking Washington book for your Plan B. He has some wonderful suggestions of other places where your jaw will be dragging along the trail due to eye-popping beauty. In the meantime, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you all!
March 31, 2015: As of late this date the park has received more than 2,360 wilderness reservation requests just since March 15. The majority of these are for hiking the Wonderland Trail. This is a record for the largest amount of reservation requests received for the period of March 15 – March 31. Given the number of applications we have already received we will not be able to successfully fulfill all requests, specifically those for the Wonderland Trail.