Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: July 4, 2022
We hiked the Wonderland Trail from Cougar Rock down to the National Park Inn & Longmire Museum and back. The 3.4-mile trek was fun going down but the 200-foot elevation change going back up was tiring. Rosie said she felt like she was in Alice of Wonderland as the trail through the wooded area had rocks, moss and so much greenery. An abnormal number of trees had holes where birds lived. We crossed one small, wooded bridge that looked like a troll bridge. I looked under the bridge and would have screamed like a Barbie if a face and eyes were looking back. The Paradise River flowed beside the trail the entire way. The sun came out and temperature rose to 58 degrees. We had lunch on the balcony of the Inn where I feasted on a Tahoma Indian Burger and Rosie had a beanburger. Also, at the Inn was a taxidermized marmot (last photo) which we heard whistling in the woods along the trail.