Trip Reports & More

Stoveless Backpacking

Are you ever tempted to go stoveless on a backpacking trip? It can be done! If you want to save a little weight by not carrying a stove, check out some of our ideas below. Try to start with a low-mileage trip and see how it feels for you. No-cook backpacking may be a lot... Continue Reading →

Quarantine Life: Setting Up a Home Gym

We’ve said it before—DC ULers are an active bunch. As we settle into our new routines, many are looking for ways to stay active and fit while social distancing at home. But how do you carve out space to exercise at home?  If you’ve met DC UL member Trisha Christian, you’ve probably heard about her... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Hiking Communities Urge Restrictions

Hiking communities and associations are urging hikers and backpackers to carefully consider their outdoor recreation plans to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). A number of states and localities, both in our region and across the United States, have issued stay-at-home / shelter-in-place orders. Also, a number of trails and parks have closed access... Continue Reading →

A DIY Project from Cassie

Are you stuck at home and dreaming of the trail? Now might be the perfect time to take on that do-it-yourself project you've been thinking about. One of our members, Cassie, recently made her own tarp, and it was a true success story. If you need inspiration, look no further. Tell us what you made.I... Continue Reading →

DC UL Backpacking and March Trips

DC UL Backpacking will be suspending all trips through the end of March, and then making decisions on a bi-weekly basis about trips in April. The health and safety of our members and our organizers are of utmost concern to us. If you are signed up for any trips, your trip leaders (if they haven’t... Continue Reading →

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