The Backcountry,

When I get the chance I like to head to the backcountry, wilderness. No roads, no power, no people. Just me, my dog, the wildlife and the elements. The deeper I push into the bush the better.

It helps me keep focus in my life, strengthens me and keeps me zen. I've already seen more than most people twice my age in this aspect. Very few people actually "get it". I'm kinda glad most people are too afraid to leave their nice warm bed and comfort zone, more room for me. I'll take some pictures for ya.
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1 Response Dec 13, 2012

Amen Brother!

Our Wilderness areas are sometimes more spectacular than our National Parks. Yep, I get it (and had been Outings Chair for a local environmental group).

Off trail hiking in the Escalante, backpacking in the Wind River range (Popo Agie wilderness) or just heading out into the Sage Creek Basin towards the Badlands Wall.

A real special place for me is to canoe the Green River through Desolation and Gray Canyons. I wish that they were protected as wilderness areas. It is spectacular and except for a few new rapids (I was in a group that named one), relatively unchanged since Powell rowed through.