Trip Reports & More

Trip Report: Paradise Found

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 →

Saint Mary’s Wilderness

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 →

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