This backpacking adventure was a lot of fun, albeit short. It was a good introduction, and it showed me what my back is capable of. It also showed me that my back truly is healing, and that the worst of it is over.
I also slept really well, another thing I was worried about with my back. The sleeping pad provided plenty of support, and I slept like a baby out in those woods. It was nice because we had the whole campsite to ourselves!
The weather was really nice, especially on the second day. Scattered clouds, cool breezes, warm sun… Perfect!
The one thing I don’t like about backpacking is that you can’t carry all the food your heart desires. For example, it would have been really nice roasting marshmallows and making s’mores around the campfire, but there’s no way in Helga that you would want to carry all that in on your back. The big pack of marshmallows… The big pack of chocolate… The big pack of graham crackers… Basically when you’re backpacking, you take the bare minimum since you’re having to carry everything on your back.
But… We still had a good time – sans s’mores!
I’ll leave you with some pics.