September 4, 2010
still a newbie. 1). multiday diarrhea in the smoky mountain backcountry (left quite an indelible experience!!) 2). shenandoah without the diarrhea which was considerably more enjoyable 3). locally: north manitou island and jordan river.
yes to all three. have ditched the tent and have gone the hammock and tarp route. recently bought a bivy and looking for an excuse to justify that i really needed one.
the mandatory sleeping bear i suppose if car camping
the lesser the indoor plumbing, the better stories to be had...