July 26, 2011 Download PDF Version
I'm going to admit right up front that I've never reached a state of zen hiking up 4,000 feet of switchbacks with a pack on my back. Call me unelightened. I'm okay with it. Yes, there have been lots of places I want to go that I can only access with a backpack and I will gladly accept the tradeoff of that load in exchange for where I want to be.