We begin mid-story on a hot Saturday afternoon . . . I was the last person to drop down into Edinburg Gap (boy do I love that final bit of exposed, pine-needle and rock stretch, even in the too-hot September sun) and a bit of a sweaty mess in the near 90 degree afternoon heat. ... Continue Reading →
When looking at the schedule for the Wind River High Route, some of us decided to take 2 more vacation days and extend the trip to get an additional 4-5 days hiking out west. While we weren’t positive what we’d end up wanting to do -- would we all be exhausted from the high route,... Continue Reading →
Six of us met at the Vienna metro at 5 PM and eagerly filed into two, nearly identical Suburus. We stopped at Sheetz #198 for beer, dinner, and more beer just in case the first lot wasn’t enough. We met Maria, who arrived separately in her Jeep at Wolf Gap Recreation Area. Many introductions were... Continue Reading →
While the trip leaders switched around a bit, everyone who RSVP'ed knew that they wanted to see the beautiful Triple Crown Loop in Virginia the weekend of September 6, 2019. The group, miles, and views were spectacular!
This past weekend, DC UL marked its 10th anniversary of cultivating a community of outdoors men and women who travel light, wake early, and walk far. Since 2009, DC UL's membership has grown, with members coming from all over DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and further afield. Offering backpacking trips every month, and a variety... Continue Reading →