Spring Newsletter 2022

In our spring newsletter, we meet two Veteran Members: David and Alexander. We also share some of our favorite spring backpacking tips. Veteran Member Spotlights If you've been out with DC UL recently, maybe you've met David or Alexander. And if you haven't, you can meet them now! Read about their experiences and future plans.... Continue Reading →

Winter Newsletter 2021

Veteran Member Spotlights We wanted to get to know some of our Veteran Members better. Read on to meet Chandler and Yvette! Chandler Sam Sheetz is better than Wawa. - Chandler Sam How did you get involved in DC UL? I moved to DC for college, and I was unable to find ways to get... Continue Reading →

August Newsletter

Slogan Contest Remember our slogan contest from earlier this year? One of our contest winners, Herman, sent in photos of himself on a recent backpack in his DC UL t-shirt. Herman's slogan was "Weigh Your Options" -- a hashtag we've been using on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks for the great slogan and the photos, Herman!... Continue Reading →

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 →

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