This is a trail I'd been looking forward to doing for a long time--it carries a mythical persona amongst fellow DCULers. Karan had to bail on the trip so I stepped in to lead a strong crew of veteran hikers. We all fought our way through DC, MD and PA traffic, weaving and bobbing from... Continue Reading →
https://www.meetup.com/DC-UL-Backpacking/events/270854486/ It had been four years since I last hiked the AFT, so I was delighted to give it another go. Between the stay at home orders and travel restrictions due to work, I hadn't been out backpacking since the Death Valley trip, so I was hot to trot. Since I had posted it so... Continue Reading →
Myself, I had a great weekend in the woods. I hope others did, as well. It was certainly wonderful to see everyone.
DCUL's latest (maybe first?) encounter with the Thunder Swamp Trail in the Poconos can best be understood as a series of negatives. It's not a particularly pretty trail. There doesn't seem to be any old-growth forests, despite the proximity to so many others. You can sort of get a sense that there are swamps nearby,... 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 →