Kudos to the new members on this trip—An, Matthew, Saran, and Tyler—for maintaining high spirits during what turned out to be more of an adventure that we initially planned for a low-mileage trip.
Emerald Pond. Some people—mostly those who have never been to Hawaii—might call this crystal-clear, spring-fed lake on top of Massanutten Mountain prettier than a Hawaiian lagoon at sunset. This was to be the highlight of the Emerald Pond Paradise hike on June 25-27. Five DCULers threw ultralight swimsuits into our packs to seek paradise. We... Continue Reading →
After considerable research by Madelyn and I conducted on some very hot June evenings, we decided to pick a route that featured a swimming hole, and Saint Mary's looked pretty neat. I love this area along the blue ridge parkway and this was a wilderness we wanted to explore! The group met on the Blue Ridge Parkway,... Continue Reading →
In 2019, DC UL hosted its inaugural bikepacking trip on the C&O Canal, leaving from Cumberland and heading east for 40-some miles. It turned into the mudbog of the century! During that trip, we experienced flat tires, pot holes, and mud puddles as big as a car. This year, we decided to use the same... Continue Reading →
I thought that a women’s only trip would be a great way to kick off DC UL’s month of LM-focused events so I set up a nice loop in southern SNP. Despite some minor mixups on the meeting time and location (due to mid-week changes on my part), our group of Linsey, Kate, Heather, Aileen,... Continue Reading →