New Year, New Letter

As we start 2023, we are 1,645 members strong! We took 61 trips in 2022, along with a number of social events throughout the year. Backpackers joined us on the trails 432 times for fellowship, gear talk, and hiking. Our members hail from all over, not just DC. Here's where Meetup tells us you are... Continue Reading →

Fall 2022 Newsletter

We hope you're having a great time on the trails this season! Check out some of our recent trip reports, including: The Yosemite High Route (August 2022) The Loyalsock Link Loop (September 2022) Living Off the Land in Shenandoah National Park (October 2022) Appalachian Trail Over Apple Orchard Mountain (October 2022) In our Fall Newsletter,... Continue Reading →

Summer Newsletter 2022

In our summer newsletter, Michael talks about his new role with Capital Hiking Club. You'll also get a chance to meet Veteran Member Dmitri, welcome New Members, and collect some tips for summer backpacking safety. The Capital Hiking Club CHC is, to me, an important institution in the DC outdoors community. It’s been around, incredibly,... Continue Reading →

Spring Newsletter 2022

In our spring newsletter, we meet two Veteran Members: David and Alexander. We also share some of our favorite spring backpacking tips. Veteran Member Spotlights If you've been out with DC UL recently, maybe you've met David or Alexander. And if you haven't, you can meet them now! Read about their experiences and future plans.... Continue Reading →

Winter Newsletter 2021

Veteran Member Spotlights We wanted to get to know some of our Veteran Members better. Read on to meet Chandler and Yvette! Chandler Sam Sheetz is better than Wawa. - Chandler Sam How did you get involved in DC UL? I moved to DC for college, and I was unable to find ways to get... Continue Reading →

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