In a couple of weeks I'll be backpacking in PA with two of Debbie's brothers. We'll be hiking parts of the Black Forest Trail in the Tiadaghton State Park. I'm pretty stoked! I haven't gone backpacking in over three years. Wow, I hate to even think about that sad fact... typing it makes me feel even worse. But that's life; it gets busy. While, perhaps, I haven't been doing one particular thing that I really enjoy, I sure as hell have been doing others. But anyway, it's going to be great to be out in the woods again, trekking along, choosing my own adventure via map & compass and wearily falling asleep, in a swaying hammock with a million stars above me. As pumped as I am to be back out there, I'm equally pumped to be connecting with Debbie's brothers a little more. This trip is an all-around fantastic idea.