On Saturday morning, we picked Logan up from his place nearby and hit the road. Along the drive on I-81, we ran into some of the Elliot Knob crew—at Sheetz of course! By 9:45 AM, we were ready to depart from the shuttered Massanutten Visitors Center on 211. The trail quickly connected to the Massanutten... Continue Reading →
I love the Massanutten mountains because they are so close, scenic, and relatively uncrowded. This weekend was no exception. It was a great opportunity to welcome four new backpackers to DC UL: Khanh, Sam, Laura, and Eric.
I anticipated steamy, hot temperatures; lots of biting insects and ticks; and plenty of stinging nettles on overgrown trails in (relatively) less frequented areas of the park
Back in June when Karan and I started planning our 4th of July weekend, we landed on a lesser known backpacking route in southern Maine where we hoped to escape both the crowds and the heat. On Wednesday afternoon, we picked up Trang and Sharon from Grosvenor and started the long drive north. Traffic was... Continue Reading →