Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (rmiguides.com)
It takes 10 days to tackle the 93-mile Wonderland Trail, but you can poach the circuit’s finest mountain views and meadow camping on a 17-mile loop connecting the Wonderland Trail to the Spray Park Trail.
Copper burgers at Ashford’s Copper Creek Inn. coppercreekinn.com
Glacier Basin’s five sites are as close as you can camp to the summit without crampons. $20, nps.gov/mora