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Glamping in the Golden Years

Glamping in the Golden Years

When I was a kid, my parents never took me camping. It simply wasn’t on our radar as a recreational activity. But my brother was in the Cub Scouts, and his troop did some things that resembled camping, and I thought it looked like fun and that I would like to do it. I joined the Girl Scouts in elementary school, and by “join” I mean I showed up to one meeting. I thought we were going to talk about…

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Trip Report: Grayson Highlands

Trip Report: Grayson Highlands

I had to wait for Memorial Day weekend to make this trip happen, seeing as it’s a good six-plus hours from Baltimore, at nearly the most southwestern point of Virginia. I had been wanting to go here for quite a while, after hearing about the wild ponies and seeing photographs of the high-elevation mountain balds. I did this hike with DC UL Backpacking, a Meetup group I first went out with in 2013. I wanted to do more backpacking, but…

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