Quarantine Life: Setting Up a Home Gym

We’ve said it before—DC ULers are an active bunch. As we settle into our new routines, many are looking for ways to stay active and fit while social distancing at home. But how do you carve out space to exercise at home?  If you’ve met DC UL member Trisha Christian, you’ve probably heard about her... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Hiking Communities Urge Restrictions

Hiking communities and associations are urging hikers and backpackers to carefully consider their outdoor recreation plans to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). A number of states and localities, both in our region and across the United States, have issued stay-at-home / shelter-in-place orders. Also, a number of trails and parks have closed access... Continue Reading →

DC UL Backpacking and March Trips

DC UL Backpacking will be suspending all trips through the end of March, and then making decisions on a bi-weekly basis about trips in April. The health and safety of our members and our organizers are of utmost concern to us. If you are signed up for any trips, your trip leaders (if they haven’t... Continue Reading →

Meet an AO: Jimmy

In November and December, we're featuring our assistant organizers on Instagram and the blog. Our AOs are the people thinking of trips, writing and posting the trip descriptions on Meetup, planning the route and carpool logistics, and then carrying out the journey, making sure that everyone is prepared and safe. When the hike is over, they've probably... Continue Reading →

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