There is nothing quite like the experience of wilderness camping. To fully enjoy this kind of adventure you must: leave behind all that is not essential, enjoy your own company, abandon looking perfect, cooperate with your fellow travellers and have a healthy appreciation for God’s creation. In wilderness, you will discover who you are – both the good and the not so good! This is the place where relationships are deepened. Personal interaction is done face to face and in real time. Everything out here is done with purpose, there are no social niceties making decisions for us. The trip takes a bit of planning ahead of time, since you are essentially setting up a tempory home where ever you decide to set up camp. Following your route and schedule is important, but flexibility is a must when the unexpected inevitably surfaces. In wilderness, it is much harder to hide from your own thoughts. Out here we have fewer distractions to keep us from wrestling with those questions many of us attempt to avoid. Enjoy the photos and keep wrestling.
While writing this I am listening to Josh Garrels’ newest CD, Love & War & the Sea In Between. If you are interested in a sound track for this post click here and play.