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 →
DC UL continues to expand its tentacles into running and 2/16 brought 10 of us to the annual George Washington Day marathon (sponsored by the DC Road Runners) in mah-velous Greenbelt. Kathryn, Kevin (good to see you Kevin!) and Brian H. ran the full marathon and we had two teams of three relay runners (each... Continue Reading →
Operating as a cohesive team, we got into that mode where words aren’t necessary so much as moving and reacting assertively to steadily lay out trail.
I love going to the Adirondacks in the winter. The snow-scape one gets to see there is hard to find anywhere near DC. As this trip grew closer, we had a few dropouts and eventually, it was down to Kyle and me. Our original plan had us camping Friday and Saturday night. When Friday night... Continue Reading →
Some people work hard, party harder... this trip seemed to follow that mantra: powering through the miles with barely a break, and then taking camp + post-hike lounge time to new levels. Friday night, we set off from a cold & windy Vienna parking lot in 3 cars after a bit of "who's on first?"... Continue Reading →