July Newsletter

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Scholarships DC UL Backpacking has three partial scholarships available to help obtain your Wilderness First Aid certification. Applications will be open through 5 p.m. Eastern on August 15, 2021. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a current or aspiring assistant organizer and commit to leading three trips (two... Continue Reading →

June Newsletter

New Members'/Applicants' Month: A Smashing Success! DC UL Backpacking hosted 28 new members this month on 8 low mileage (LM) trips. That's a record -- mostly because we've never had a month like this before. Thanks to our assistant organizers (AOs) who planned, coordinated, and led the trips, and welcome to our new members! Events... Continue Reading →

May 2021 Newsletter

June is New Members/Applicants Month June should be an exciting month! We've got low mileage trips scheduled for every weekend in June, as well as bikepacking and packrafting treks. If you're new to DC UL, hop on one of our low mileage (LM) trips or join the waitlist if it's full. You'll have a chance... Continue Reading →

How To: Gear Lists

Why Use a Gear List? It may seem tedious to get started, but plenty of backpackers keep a gear list. There are a number of reasons a gear list can be helpful. To Remember What You Have The gear you use in the summer won't be the same gear you use in the fall, spring,... Continue Reading →

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