I had this trip on the back burner for a few years. It involved easier logistics than flying out West, since I could just throw gear and food in the car and drive. Steve was game for the trip since he had the vacation time remaining due to missing the Utah trip due to an... Continue Reading →
We’ve been doing these Memorial Day jaunts for about a decade now and a part of me feels like they represent at least one facet of what DCUL is all about.
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 →