On Saturday morning, we picked Logan up from his place nearby and hit the road. Along the drive on I-81, we ran into some of the Elliot Knob crew—at Sheetz of course! By 9:45 AM, we were ready to depart from the shuttered Massanutten Visitors Center on 211. The trail quickly connected to the Massanutten... Continue Reading →
First, I should assure everyone that I do know my alphabet -- having the Beta SNP trip fall before Alpha was mainly to accommodate my schedule. Plus, to be honest, I was eager to dive into this hiking project and investigate trails in the park that I had not yet explored. My original plan had... Continue Reading →
Like the DCUL low-mileage trip to Elliott Knob led by Cassie and Erik back in March 2019, this weekend’s hike turned out to be more demanding than the typical “LM.” No matter how many times our group scoured the details of Cassie and Erik’s trip report, nor how many weather advisory alert notifications we checked... Continue Reading →
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.
DCUL is out on the Trout Run loop every few months - it's not too far a drive, there's flexibility in how to manage the splits, you can have campfires, there are great views and plentiful water sources... all the makings of a classic. This sort of loop doesn't get stale, but nevertheless we wanted to... Continue Reading →