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.
Itching to return to some of the well known peaks in Shenandoah, I set up a trip that had us going over Old Rag, Robertson, and Hawksbill. I expected it to be challenging and it was - yet we all did it in fine form and ended up wishing for more. Setting up the trip... Continue Reading →
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of ultralight backpacking gear, must be in want of an excellent DC UL backpacking trip. Such an excellent trip was had by nine DCULers this past weekend to Mudhole Gap and Signal Knob. I’ve eyed for a while the campsites along the ridge leading... Continue Reading →
In what has become a pattern for me, I posted this last-minute trip to Central SNP. The route was designed to give us a solid 17 mile day on Saturday and avoid crowded areas (i.e. anything near Skyline Drive). Our official start time was 9:30am but a few folks (Mark, Liz, & Shane) chose to... Continue Reading →
In an effort to get more new DCULers out on the trail, Karan set up this low-mileage trip with a roughly even mix of members and applicants. We met up at the designated trailhead along Waites Run Road and set out on the Tuscarora Trail at 10:15am. Rose hadn’t shown up yet but with no... Continue Reading →