Meet an AO: Kevin

In November and December, we’re featuring our assistant organizers on Instagram and the blog.

Our AOs are the people thinking of trips, writing and posting the trip descriptions on Meetup, planning the route and carpool logistics, and then carrying out the journey, making sure that everyone is prepared and safe. When the hike is over, they’ve probably scoped out a place to grab some grub with friends, new and old.

In this season of gratefulness, we acknowledge our dedicated team of assistant organizers. We’ve asked them a couple of questions, so you can get to know them a little better.

Assistant Organizers, we see what you’re doing out there, and everything that goes on behind the scenes. We appreciate you!


Meet Assistant Organizer Kevin, trail name C&C. Veteran of trails such as the Old Loggers Path, Three Ridges, Massanutten, Dolly Sods, and more.

Hike your own hike. Is it about miles, peaks, scenery, time outside, playing with gear, the journey, the destination, taking pics, camaraderie, solitude, just backpack for your reasons and nobody else.

Favorite trail food: Cheese and Triscuits

Favorite trail socks: REI Hiking Socks

Trail name: C&C (Clear & Copious – Yup, because I’m always talking about checking everyone’s pee and hydration status. It’s leftover from my NOLS education.)

Kevin posing
On the John Muir Trail. Photo credit: Probably Denise M.

Favorite trail shoes: Altra Timp

My best tips: Hike your own hike. Is it about miles, peaks, scenery, time outside, playing with gear, the journey, the destination, taking pics, camaraderie, solitude, just backpack for your reasons and nobody else. Stay hydrated!

Favorite DC UL trip: 2-week trip of the John Muir Trail, July, 2014

Favorite piece of gear: Gatewood Cape Shelter/Poncho/Pack Cover (11 oz)

Big three: Backpack – Zpacks Arc Blast (21oz); Shelter – Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape (11oz) or Trekker (24oz); Sleeping Bag – Western Mountaineering 30F Down (19oz)

Why I joined DC UL: I wanted to meet like-minded people who enjoyed backcountry living with a minimalist type approach.

Thanks for chatting, Kevin. See you on the trail!


Are you interested in becoming an assistant organizer? Read more on our site.

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