Denise wanted to thru hike the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail and I just wanted to get out and hike, so we posted a last minute trip there. Jen, Dan and Russ managed to join us on the outing. I think that this was good case of posting trip and being flexible about who to hike... Continue Reading →
Over dinner, we decided to schedule an extra-early start so we could hit Old Rag’s ridge at sunrise on Sunday. Night (pre-dawn?) hiking was new for a lot of people, and definitely a bit unusual for an LM, but we were eager to have the scramble to ourselves.
All in all, it was a great and challenging route and one worth doing. My main advice is to make sure that you are comfortable and confident with hiking off trail and with using a GPS and compass to navigate.
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.