It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of ultralight backpacking gear, must be in want of an excellent DC UL backpacking trip. Such an excellent trip was had by nine DCULers this past weekend to Mudhole Gap and Signal Knob. I’ve eyed for a while the campsites along the ridge leading... Continue Reading →
As the sun fell Saturday, it was easy to be skeptical of the forecasted snow. The sun had been shining brightly, the skies were clear, and the weather was crisp. It was a good winter day for hiking--and a good weekend to be exploring some well-loved trails in the Great North Mountain area that pulled... Continue Reading →
It was a nice coincidence when Russ mentioned the Peak as we drove to the trailhead… and that he had the GPS tracks with him… and that we’d be walking very close to where it is located.
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.
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 →