Kudos to the new members on this trip—An, Matthew, Saran, and Tyler—for maintaining high spirits during what turned out to be more of an adventure that we initially planned for a low-mileage trip.
Karan and I decided that a low-mileage loop in the Northern Massanutten would be the right way to kick off a new year and a new decade. Apparently, Dmitri, Demetre, Sophie, Carlos, and Adrian agreed. We met at the Vienna parking lot on Saturday morning, just in time to prevent Adrian from accidentally going off... Continue Reading →
I wasn’t expecting snow, but I was pleasantly surprised by the dusting of snow that covered the trail as we started along the AT from Caledonia. This route is, more or less, a classic one for DC UL and one that is enjoyable in any season. I especially enjoy it in the winter since the... Continue Reading →
Yes. Even DC UL has been touched by the Baby Yoda craze. (And yes, I know this is the same photo as the Alpha VMO trip report--thanks, Karan!--but I may just use it for everything now.) Okay. Onto the trip report -- and our SNP series is underway! Evan headed up the VMO route, tackling... Continue Reading →
First, I should assure everyone that I do know my alphabet -- having the Beta SNP trip fall before Alpha was mainly to accommodate my schedule. Plus, to be honest, I was eager to dive into this hiking project and investigate trails in the park that I had not yet explored. My original plan had... Continue Reading →