On July 23-24, 2002 11 DCUL backpackers hiked part of southern Massanutten Mountain, in the George Washington National Forest, near New Market, Virginia. The original idea was to hike in on Saturday, then swim in and camp beside a man-made, spring-fed, mountain-top pool known as Emerald Pond. Sunday was supposed to feature a long climb... Continue Reading →
DCUL’ers Vera, Dayna, Phil, Sean and Mark met up July 9-10, 2022 for a relaxing weekend of backpacking around the northern area of Massanutten, in the George Washington National Forest, near Fort Valley, Virginia. The wet forecast kept the number of participants low, but the gentle showers were more comfortable than intense July heat would... Continue Reading →
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 →