I decided I couldn’t let the Fall totally slip by me this year without getting in a backpacking trip, no matter how sleep deprived I might be. I talked GQ into coming out of retirement, and we assembled a crack team of veterans and DCUL newcomers. To make things a little more interesting, Mother Nature... Continue Reading →
We had some fun rapids, but nothing above Class I. It was just about the perfect intro to packrafting.
After the usual RSVP fluctuations for a cold winter trip, Kyle, Joe M., Joe (Mtn F*ker), Stuart, Karan (B.A.), and I set out for Dolly Sods on Saturday morning There was no sign of winter (except for the frigid cold) until the last few miles of mountain driving. We were starting to think the past... Continue Reading →
“YOU CAN’T CAMP IN THE PARKING LOT!” screamed a voice from a nearby house. We had pulled into the Old Rag Parking lot outside of Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive was closed, as usual, during foul winter weather) seconds before and were accosted by our unknown heckler immediately after stepping out of our vehicles. Sophie,... Continue Reading →
Ali and I have been members of DC UL for a long time, but haven't yet led a trip. Inspired by some warmer weather hiking and a beautiful fall, we decided to schedule a winter trip to a place we'd hiked before, Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania. It was a low-mileage, winter 1 rating. I... Continue Reading →