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.
Since Jen and I wanted to get a few more miles of our second jaunt of the Tuscarora Trail under our belts, we announced, a bit last minute, the section north of Gore to the Sleepy Creek area. For anyone curious, this section effectively expanded my section 4 from some years back, getting us a... Continue Reading →
PATC has greatly improved the route, keeping you on the ridge line, taking you rather opulently maintained footpath to Eagle Rock, where there is a fantastic view. We drank in the views and dried out shelters in the sun. This is an altogether better route by all measures.
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 →
Some people work hard, party harder... this trip seemed to follow that mantra: powering through the miles with barely a break, and then taking camp + post-hike lounge time to new levels. Friday night, we set off from a cold & windy Vienna parking lot in 3 cars after a bit of "who's on first?"... Continue Reading →