(AT from Manassas Gap to Snickers’ Gap — 28 miles) (August 13-15, 2021) I was feeling melancholy. Neither my glass of Loire wine, nor some ripe Brie cheese, nor the faint strains of accordion music from the cafe across the plaza soothed me. I read and re-read the RSVP list on Karan and Kylie’s Roaring Plains/Haystack... Continue Reading →
I. "I can't wait to read the trip report," Karan said with a sly grin. It was the Wednesday before the trip. We had met up for a goodbye dinner. He couldn't join us on the trip. But if he didn't have family plans would he have ventured out in July on an infamous Mid... Continue Reading →
Eager to return to the Roaring Plains after my first taste last summer, I cooked up an ambitious route that hits just about all the highlights of the plateau and neighboring Dolly Sods. Eight brave souls joined me for what promised to be a bushwhacky, rocky, and muddy high-mileage weekend...
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Scholarships DC UL Backpacking has three partial scholarships available to help obtain your Wilderness First Aid certification. Applications will be open through 5 p.m. Eastern on August 15, 2021. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a current or aspiring assistant organizer and commit to leading three trips (two... Continue Reading →
Cover Photo Credit: Alexander Early on in the week I was looking for a quick trip with decent mileage so I decided to rerun a trip that Whiskey Fairy had posted last year. It’s atypical in that it starts on Friday evening and finishes up on Saturday. Two intrepid backpackers (Alexander and Chandler) joined me... Continue Reading →