Kristin and I went on a three-day backpacking a couple of weekends ago. For those of you who may be even less outdoorsy than me, backpacking is different from camping, in that it entails carrying all your supplies with you, over miles of mountain trails. We went to NH, just north of Berlin, and hiked along the Mill Brook Trail, the Kilkenny Ridge Trail, and the Unknown Pond Trail. In truth, it was not a particularly difficult hike, but it's probably the limit of what we're capable of, given our current physical fitness. It had its moments, but I came away pretty badly bruised (I slipped in the mud and broke my fall on a jagged, pointy rock).
But, despite the exhausting nature of the trip, there were some beautiful views.
The view from the Roger's Ledge.
Overall, I'd do it again, but not until this bruise goes away.