COVID-19: Hiking Communities Urge Restrictions

Hiking communities and associations are urging hikers and backpackers to carefully consider their outdoor recreation plans to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). A number of states and localities, both in our region and across the United States, have issued stay-at-home / shelter-in-place orders. Also, a number of trails and parks have closed access... Continue Reading →

DC UL Backpacking and March Trips

DC UL Backpacking will be suspending all trips through the end of March, and then making decisions on a bi-weekly basis about trips in April. The health and safety of our members and our organizers are of utmost concern to us. If you are signed up for any trips, your trip leaders (if they haven’t... Continue Reading →

DC UL July Updates

Happy July, backpackers. We’ve entered official summer in D.C. Escape the heat and humidity with us on an upcoming event. Kylie and Karan will share highlights from their year traveling the globe as part of the D.C. Public Library’s “Trips of a Lifetime” series. These talks are often a good time so join us on July... Continue Reading →

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