Every winter, DC UL does a few trips to the Adirondacks. These trips are a great adventure, but require more preparations to do safely. This article will cover what you should know to prepare for one of those trips. Typical Trip Overview The winter trips to the Adirondacks, (ADK), tend to be snowshoeing. We usually... Continue Reading →
https://www.meetup.com/DC-UL-Backpacking/events/263732800/ After coming to the conclusion that another new to me AT trail segment wouldn’t fit in the time I had available to hike, I settled on doing another segment of the Tuscarora trail. Unbeknownst to me, Kyle had the same idea. He had a draft write-up nearly finished when I posted the trip, so... Continue Reading →
Denise wanted to thru hike the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail and I just wanted to get out and hike, so we posted a last minute trip there. Jen, Dan and Russ managed to join us on the outing. I think that this was good case of posting trip and being flexible about who to hike... Continue Reading →
The draw of Utah in the spring is the generally good weather combined with the fantastic scenery in the canyons and slickrock scrambles.
In an attempt to learn from our previous winter ADK trips, we booked two weekends on our calendar in January to try to do the trip in acceptable weather. As things worked out, the weather was acceptable for the first weekend. Acceptable by winter ADK standards involved 40-50 MPH winds at the summit of Whiteface... Continue Reading →