I love backpacking. I live in Michigan and there's an abundance of beautiful places to hike and camp. The space age water pump is all that my arsenal is missing. My first real backpacking trip was to Isle Royal in Lake Superior, Michigan's only national park. Breathtaking. There's nothing like being miles away from civilization and surrounded by natural beauty.
The greatest lesson I've learned from backpacking is that the harder the journey is, the sweeter the destination becomes.
Great. Now I have to plan a trip. Thanks.