When the weather turns fall-ish I always want to go camping, and I have bouts of nostalgia for my hiking days. Specifically:
-The smell of a little camp stove boiling away with some camp food. Mealtime was such a special time on the trail because we were working so hard, we actually needed everything we ate. And call me crazy, but meals taste better in the woods.
-Opening the tent for the first time in the morning. To feel cool air, smell that fresh smell, and see a mule deer? A chipmunk? Wildflowers?
-Distance. Thinking about real life is so much easier when you're not actually in it.
-Simplicity. When you have to carry everything, you can pare down your "needs" to a very short list.
One day I look forward to hiking and camping with my family! :) What's your favorite camping spot?