Early this year, as a natural next step after tackling the King’s Canyon High Basin Route last summer (and also perhaps as a momentary diversionary cure for the dark cold nights of the DC winter), a few DCUL members turned their gaze further north: towards Yosemite, and the high route there. As winter turned into... Continue Reading →
On July 23-24, 2002 11 DCUL backpackers hiked part of southern Massanutten Mountain, in the George Washington National Forest, near New Market, Virginia. The original idea was to hike in on Saturday, then swim in and camp beside a man-made, spring-fed, mountain-top pool known as Emerald Pond. Sunday was supposed to feature a long climb... Continue Reading →
This 27(ish) mile loop is nestled in a corner of the Loyalsock region and (in my opinion) delivers highlights of all that’s enjoyable about hiking in Pennsylvania.
DCUL’ers Vera, Dayna, Phil, Sean and Mark met up July 9-10, 2022 for a relaxing weekend of backpacking around the northern area of Massanutten, in the George Washington National Forest, near Fort Valley, Virginia. The wet forecast kept the number of participants low, but the gentle showers were more comfortable than intense July heat would... Continue Reading →