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 →
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.
Trip report for: https://www.meetup.com/DC-UL-Backpacking/events/270965300/ Since the 27mi Trout Run valley trip was full, I decided to lead a separate trip with my friend Steve G. We went to S. Massanutten and did an ad-hoc loop starting at 8am on Saturday morning and finishing up around noon on Sunday. We were joined by Mark V, Logan... 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 →