Confusion quickly turned to glee and they processed and started deciding between the multitude of goodies we offered, which was really fun to see.
The hike was going faster than expected, and Ashley and I thought a reroute would mix things up. Down a hemlock and rhododendron filled hollow to the Hamburg Reservoir.
The trail was well maintained. While there were some blowdowns, they seemed to be easy to pass. And we even saw some trail maintainers on Sunday too.
We hiked from sunrise to sundown on Saturday, then stopped on the trail for dinner before continuing to hike by headlamp to get to Blackrock shelter.
Ali and I have been members of DC UL for a long time, but haven't yet led a trip. Inspired by some warmer weather hiking and a beautiful fall, we decided to schedule a winter trip to a place we'd hiked before, Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania. It was a low-mileage, winter 1 rating. I... Continue Reading →