Last year, the Park Service threw us the most amazing curveball by putting those Wonderland Trail (and all wilderness camping) reservations online! No longer do you have to find someone with a fax machine (always look in the corner- it’s usually next to the rotary phone) and beg them to borrow it or figure out how to use the odd, unwieldy device containing ink to make letters and numbers. Hurray for modern times! The reservation system will be ready to rock again this year starting on March 15th, 2018, so have your itineraries ready to roll and your lucky rabbit’s foot (gross) or maybe a crystal or whatever you need to rub to make it happen. Work with karma, you know, let a few people cut in front of you at the coffee shop, don’t run that yellow light, and help someone get the shopping carts unstuck from one another. Getting those permits is tough. You gotta do, what you gotta do. In the meantime, I’m rooting for you like a good vibe cheerleader…with the pom poms from my toque (also, here is a marmot toddler to make you melt and keep your heart happy). Ready, Set…Permit!