PATC has greatly improved the route, keeping you on the ridge line, taking you rather opulently maintained footpath to Eagle Rock, where there is a fantastic view. We drank in the views and dried out shelters in the sun. This is an altogether better route by all measures.
Myself, I had a great weekend in the woods. I hope others did, as well. It was certainly wonderful to see everyone.
In the early summer, I got the hankering to go back to Nepal. I’ve been there before—the Annapurna Circuit (2010, before DCUL), Langtang Valley (2012), and then Upper Mustang Valley (2014). I used to joke that that I was on the “every other year” schedule, but somehow I’d fallen off that. The way things worked... Continue Reading →
These Memorial Day jaunts were meant to do routes that are rarely done and that are off-the-beaten-path. The Baker Trail was an adventure of the right sort in the series.