And now for something completely different....
DC UL is kicking off its series of backpacks for our female members with this jaunt to Otter Creek. Good for beginners interested in testing their gear and their limits, we’ll have an easy 16 miles for the weekend. The plan is to head out early Saturday morning from the Vienna metro to Otter Creek Wilderness (Mylius Trailhead).
(UPDATED ROUTE AS OF 9/5): Our route on Saturday is about four to five miles long with the biggest climb at the beginning and about three crossings of Otter Creek. We're aiming to get at nice campsite along Otter Creek, giving us some time to enjoy the swimming holes and other nearby trails. Sunday, we’ll have a longer day with about 10 to 11 miles back to the cars.
Those participating should take a look at this map to familiarize themselves with the route. Also, note that this is typically shorter than most of our trips, so it is a great opportunity for new members to get out on the trail, meet others in the group, and test your skills.
Trip size will be limited to eight. If this is your first trip with the group, please send me your gear list. I’ll be happy to review and make suggestions about ways to lighten your load.
Hope you can join us.
(You can find the final logistics email here.)