The first time I saw the Mojave Desert, it looked like an inhospitable wasteland. It was 2006 and I was on I-10, driving across the country with my dad from my college in Orange County, CA back to my hometown, Washington, DC after graduation. The barren, sun-baked hills and mountain ranges seemed like a good... Continue Reading →
Trip Report: Yosemite High Route
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 →
Joshua Tree Trip Report: I still haven’t found the trail I am looking for….
All in all, it was a great and challenging route and one worth doing. My main advice is to make sure that you are comfortable and confident with hiking off trail and with using a GPS and compass to navigate.
#tbt Trip Report: John Muir Trail, July 2014
With a trip like this, there are the moments that stick with you, the memories that you take along, and the individual challenges you struggle through.
Trip Report: Cottonwood / Marble Canyon
It’s nice when a trip exceeds and then far surpasses your expectations. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect with our trip there. I had researched loops near Las Vegas, and Death Valley’s Cottonwood / Marble Canyon loop kept coming up to the top of the list. The pictures of the slot... Continue Reading →