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 →
When looking at the schedule for the Wind River High Route, some of us decided to take 2 more vacation days and extend the trip to get an additional 4-5 days hiking out west. While we weren’t positive what we’d end up wanting to do -- would we all be exhausted from the high route,... Continue Reading →
This trip was centered around a permit that Erik's PCT buddy Brian (Patches) managed to get; 3 DCUL'ers from Seattle and DC (myself, Kyle, and Doug) ended up joining Brian with varying degrees of last minute planning. Many of us were meeting for the first time on trail, but the beauty of long distance backpacking... Continue Reading →
The draw of Utah in the spring is the generally good weather combined with the fantastic scenery in the canyons and slickrock scrambles.