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Old 03-23-2013, 04:11 AM
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Benwaller pretty much hit the nail on the head, as they say.

This is exactly the type of camping I like to get out and do with a friend or three for a week+ a few times each summer. Since I'm still fairly new to camping/backpacking, I don't have the knowledge or experience/comfort to go out on my own for a week+ backpacking to a new site each night. As of now, I don't know if I'd prefer that anyway. I love to find a state park that isn't too well known, but large enough to be far away from people, hike in 5-10mi, set up camp, spend the first day collecting firewood, establishing a fire/cooking area, etc. Then each day we take our day-packs and just hike all day and come "home" before dark and make yourself a nice meal and relax around the fire with a friend or two, or have some nice time to yourself if the friend is too tired from hiking all day. I'm thinking about doing some longer trips out from the "base camp" this year and spending an overnight camp-away-from-camp so that we can venture further out when hiking. Maybe this is just the beginning of "real backpacking" for me.

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