"It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B.
It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way." -Cheryl Strayed, Wild.
Rae Lakes Loop, Kings Canyon National Park
So glad to be done with this stuff. Bring on the warm weather! Also here's an awesome quote that I read once. "Wrinkles mean you laughed, gray hair means you cared, and scars mean you lived."