There seems to be an acute case of Pennsylvania-fever afflicting DCULers this season: Standing Stone, Black Forest, Lost Turkey, and now a multi-group trip to the AFT. Only through the long summers of the mid-Atlantic can we feel so impoverished by warm, sunny days that we need to greet halfway the northerly fall weather. And... Continue Reading →
With Alex's AFT trip so popular, I decided to post a second group doing the same loop, same direction, but starting from the western parking lot instead. We quickly got a small group of 5 adventurers, excited to see the fall foliage in Pennsylvania. Traffic on our way out of D.C. meant that we didn't... Continue Reading →
This particular loop is one of my favorites as it gives you a sampling of all that Dolly Sods has to offer -- open meadows and views, rhododendron flanked paths, and (of course) Lions Head.
When looking at the schedule for the Wind River High Route, some of us decided to take 2 more vacation days and extend the trip to get an additional 4-5 days hiking out west. While we weren’t positive what we’d end up wanting to do -- would we all be exhausted from the high route,... Continue Reading →
Six of us met at the Vienna metro at 5 PM and eagerly filed into two, nearly identical Suburus. We stopped at Sheetz #198 for beer, dinner, and more beer just in case the first lot wasn’t enough. We met Maria, who arrived separately in her Jeep at Wolf Gap Recreation Area. Many introductions were... Continue Reading →