No snow for shoeing Saturday
There isn't even total ground cover at New Germany State Park in Garrett County, Maryland, and it's closed to skiing. So the Saturday, Jan. 26 snowshoe outing is postponed. We want to do it when conditions permit.
Questions? E-mail Dan McQueen at email@example.com or call (410) 730-5957 or e-mail Nathaniel Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443 820-3253. Read more »
Trip Report: Hike on Old Rag Mountain
Nicholas Seaman, Uriah Simonton, Sarah Beth Cassel, Rodney Whitman and Dan McQueen hiked Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, Nov. 3. Nic and Uriah came with full packs of climbing gear as a climbing guidebook said there is some of the best rock climbing in the Mid-Atlantic on Old Rag.
Old Rag is the best known hike in this region. It is an interesting and challenging circuit hike of about eight miles featuring more than 2,000 vertical feet of climbing with the last mile a boulder and rock scramble up a ridge. On a clear day ther... Read more »
Trip Report: Hike up Big Schloss
By DAN McQUEEN
Saturday, Nov. 24 — At 6:36 a.m., with the temperature hovering at 26 degrees and a good breeze, Andrew Pendergast from Calvary Community Church and Dan McQueen drove west for two hours and 10 minutes to the Big Schloss parking area on forest road 92 in George Washington National Forest, Virginia.
Starting at 1,500-foot elevation we hiked up 1,400 feet over 3.7 miles along Stony Creek to Sugar Knob Cabin. We talked to a man who camped out the night before with his 10-year-old son, who was on his first backpa... Read more »
Born: 1978. Residence: Ellicott City, Md. Personal: Husband and father of three. Occupation: Analyst.
How long have you climbed? Off and on for 14 years.
Type of climbing you do: Rock (trad, sport, indoor, outdoor, top rope), ice, hiking/backpacking, some mountaineering, also trail running.
How long have you been a Christian? All my life.
Type of ministry you are blessed to serve in: Family, music, sports, international missions.
Favorite Scripture verse (and why): 2 Corinthians 1:3-6. Because God reminds me that when we suffer it is for a reason —... Read more »
Born: 1939. Residence: Columbia, Md. Personal: Married (42 years) with two children and five grandchildren. Occupation: Retired Information Technology Professional
How long have you climbed? First climbed mountains on Appalachian Trail up to 6000-plus feet in 1990.
Type of climbing you do: Mostly trekking. First large mountain was Kilimanjaro in September 1998; others Aconcagua, Rainier, Kosciuszko; trekked in Peru to over 16,000 feet, Nepal, France, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
How long have you been a Christian? About 29 years
Type of ministry you are blessed... Read more »
Setting the Route: The chapter focused on setting routes for the climbing towers at River Valley Ranch in Maryland on May 25 and 26.
Kick-Off Dinner: Chapter co-coordinator Nate Lee reports: “The Mid-Atlantic kick-off dinner has come and gone — it was great! We came, we devotioned, we pigged out on pasta and ice cream, we learned about Climbing For Christ, and spent some time getting to know each other. With 18 people showing up for our first meeting (April 27 at Columbia, Md. Presbyterian Church) and another dozen or so regretting they couldn't make it, I think we'll have some ... Read more »