There seems to be an acute case of Pennsylvania-fever afflicting DCULers this season: Standing Stone, Black Forest, Lost Turkey, and now a multi-group trip to the AFT. Only through the long summers of the mid-Atlantic can we feel so impoverished by warm, sunny days that we need to greet halfway the northerly fall weather. And... Continue Reading →
With Alex's AFT trip so popular, I decided to post a second group doing the same loop, same direction, but starting from the western parking lot instead. We quickly got a small group of 5 adventurers, excited to see the fall foliage in Pennsylvania. Traffic on our way out of D.C. meant that we didn't... Continue Reading →
Six of us met at the Vienna metro at 5 PM and eagerly filed into two, nearly identical Suburus. We stopped at Sheetz #198 for beer, dinner, and more beer just in case the first lot wasn’t enough. We met Maria, who arrived separately in her Jeep at Wolf Gap Recreation Area. Many introductions were... Continue Reading →
While the trip leaders switched around a bit, everyone who RSVP'ed knew that they wanted to see the beautiful Triple Crown Loop in Virginia the weekend of September 6, 2019. The group, miles, and views were spectacular!
https://www.meetup.com/DC-UL-Backpacking/events/263732800/ After coming to the conclusion that another new to me AT trail segment wouldn’t fit in the time I had available to hike, I settled on doing another segment of the Tuscarora trail. Unbeknownst to me, Kyle had the same idea. He had a draft write-up nearly finished when I posted the trip, so... Continue Reading →