Dec 19, 2004 at 11:57 am #1215698
I’m new to fastpacking. I have yet to be on an ultralight overnight, but I’ve been working to improve my speed and milage over the last few months with day hikes. Is there anyone in MD/VA/WVa/Pa or close-by interested in putting a local trip together for later this winter or in the spring?Dec 20, 2004 at 5:07 pm #1334879
I’m planning a trip in March if you are interested. This trip is in VA along the AT. Let me know.Dec 20, 2004 at 7:02 pm #1334881
That would be cool. Do you have an itinerary planned?Dec 21, 2004 at 4:32 am #1334885
Yes, give me your email address and I will fill you in on the details.Dec 21, 2004 at 6:17 am #1334886
If you don’t mind, I may go. Although I am new to VA (4 months), I am looking forward to learning the area.
I am in Richmond by the way.
ChuckDec 21, 2004 at 11:55 am #1334888
I’m also in Richmond, shoot me your email and we can try and get something together.Dec 22, 2004 at 7:13 am #1334894
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to talking with you.
ChuckDec 22, 2004 at 7:27 am #1334895
Kevin LaneBPL Member
I suspect it would not constitute fast packing, but Gus and I are planning to do a week or so trip south of Shenandoah Park on the AT in May. I would like to overnight hike but knowing Gus we will probably slack pack it each day with a car on each end. We do about 20 miles a day. Anyone interested can e mail me at PaddyBeer@aol.comDec 26, 2004 at 2:45 pm #1334910
I’m in Northern VA. My e-mail is my first name at hartandmelissa.com.Dec 27, 2004 at 5:27 pm #1334926
Rosaleen SullivanBPL Member
@mamarosa43Locale: New England
I’m looking at hiking south of Bears Den Hostel after April 15 with at least one other female hiker, who is also from MA. We may be able to help each other out with moving cars around, food drops, whatever.
I am NOT a fast packer, so we may meet up, but are unlikely to hike together.
Let me know if you are interested.
RosaleenDec 29, 2004 at 5:35 am #1334944
Hart- I sent you an email.Mar 2, 2005 at 8:58 pm #1335969
More of an FYI than anything else.
A friend and I are planning to do a “short overnight”. We’re going to hike from Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) to Swain’s Lock (located along the C&O Canal Trail) and then back again. It’s about 16 miles each way and flat, flat, flat.
The plan is to leave in the late afternoon from Georgetown (3pm or later), get to Swain’s Lock & camp overnight, and then be back in Georgetown by lunchtime.
It’ll be my first overnight “UL” style.Mar 14, 2005 at 5:22 am #1336129
The trip went very well. We had incredible weather despite the forecast of freezing rain. We really lucked out! However, our legs were super sore owing to the fact that on Friday night we only took 2 short breaks because it was cold and I didn’t bring a jacket :( So, in the morning we packed up and went home instead of hiking back to Georgetown. All in all, not a bad first “short trip”. We hiked 17 miles in about 5+1/2 hours, spent the night out in about 28degrees temp., and had a great time.
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