Archives For Backpacking

Lessons from the Trail - CommunityA few weeks back I had the chance to go backpacking with a couple friends up in the western Virginia mountains.  I noticed a few interesting things on my trip, but the one I thought was really unique was that after we had set up camp for the evening a couple hours later a guy came hiking into the clearing we were in.  We talked for a bit, and he eventually set up his tent at another campsite.  He was backpacking alone that weekend, and after a while he came and hung out with us for a while. Continue Reading…

Lessons from the Trail – My WeaknessA couple weeks ago I went backpacking with a few friends for the weekend.  It was a great trip, but I’m not normally the backpacking type.  I don’t really enjoy carrying lots of weight on my back, being dirty all the time, or sleeping in a tent when its 20 degrees out.  However, the trip was fairly insightful, and reminded me of a couple important lessons.  One of these lessons is that I’m not nearly as strong as I thought I was. Continue Reading…