I love the Massanutten mountains because they are so close, scenic, and relatively uncrowded. This weekend was no exception. It was a great opportunity to welcome four new backpackers to DC UL: Khanh, Sam, Laura, and Eric.
https://www.meetup.com/DC-UL-Backpacking/events/263732800/ After coming to the conclusion that another new to me AT trail segment wouldn’t fit in the time I had available to hike, I settled on doing another segment of the Tuscarora trail. Unbeknownst to me, Kyle had the same idea. He had a draft write-up nearly finished when I posted the trip, so... Continue Reading →
This trip was centered around a permit that Erik's PCT buddy Brian (Patches) managed to get; 3 DCUL'ers from Seattle and DC (myself, Kyle, and Doug) ended up joining Brian with varying degrees of last minute planning. Many of us were meeting for the first time on trail, but the beauty of long distance backpacking... Continue Reading →
There’s no way around it -- dropping ~800 feet only to know that you need to reclimb it just plain sucks.