PATC has greatly improved the route, keeping you on the ridge line, taking you rather opulently maintained footpath to Eagle Rock, where there is a fantastic view. We drank in the views and dried out shelters in the sun. This is an altogether better route by all measures.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of ultralight backpacking gear, must be in want of an excellent DC UL backpacking trip. Such an excellent trip was had by nine DCULers this past weekend to Mudhole Gap and Signal Knob. I’ve eyed for a while the campsites along the ridge leading... Continue Reading →
As the sun fell Saturday, it was easy to be skeptical of the forecasted snow. The sun had been shining brightly, the skies were clear, and the weather was crisp. It was a good winter day for hiking--and a good weekend to be exploring some well-loved trails in the Great North Mountain area that pulled... Continue Reading →
Myself, I had a great weekend in the woods. I hope others did, as well. It was certainly wonderful to see everyone.
DCUL's latest (maybe first?) encounter with the Thunder Swamp Trail in the Poconos can best be understood as a series of negatives. It's not a particularly pretty trail. There doesn't seem to be any old-growth forests, despite the proximity to so many others. You can sort of get a sense that there are swamps nearby,... Continue Reading →