“Doing a Chicago” 25 or 6 to 4–into a Hurricane (High Knob to Elliott’s Knob, Va; 60 Miles; Nov. 11-13, 2022)

I almost cancelled this Veteran’s Day Weekend backpacking trip. The pre-trip weather report showed the remnants of Hurricane Nicole crashing into our path at the start of the trip, followed by a gale-force cold front dropping wind chill temperatures to the single digits. Wet and frigid weather is an unwelcome combination for a 60 mile... Continue Reading →

Trip Report: Spooky Hollow Danger, Bigfoot Warnings, and a Spider-Man Sighting (Susquehannock Trail System Thru Hike—85 miles, May 26-30, 2022) 

Every year, DCUL features a 5-day Memorial Day thru hike of one of Pennsylvania’s long trails. As our leader, Karan, posted in his trip description: we just “pick a long Pennsylvania trail and hike the thing!” This year he picked the 85 mile Susquehannnock Trail System (“STS”) trail. DCUL hiked the 100 mile Donut Hole... Continue Reading →

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