One of my greatest life disappointments
to date is giving up backpacking at such an early age. For
a while I was as gung-ho as Colin Fletcher. Had all the
gear and time in the world as I was single with no kids.
I could have gone out for 2 or 3 weeks at a time instead of trying to become a scratch golfer (I wound up with a 8 handicap mostly due to poor course management and a "go for it" attitude. I was "Tin Cup" before there was a Tin Cup).
Now that I just turned 43, I find myself
crunched for time and regret the almost 20 years I "wasted"
on the golf course or behind the computer. Now that I know
I might have 10 good years left in me before old age takes
it's toll on my already falling-apart body, I've devised
a wish list of places I'd like to spend some extended time
in the backcountry. Here is my list of places I want to