Camping always sounds like a great idea.
Until it isn’t. Usually the “why am I doing this?” thoughts creep when the poison ivy attacks, the rain starts falling, the TP runs out, the forest fire gets closer, the wolves howl nearby, the sleeping pads deflate…
…or any of the other hundred things that can go wrong when you go out into the wilderness without the majority of your comforts from home.
But–and as a guy that’s mainly “indoorsy,” this is a huge but–if I’m able to push through the inconveniences, fears, and annoyances, I can truly see and appreciate the beauty and peace all around and I’m thankful I’m camping.
Life is annoying at times. It doesn’t always cater to my needs, feelings, and emotions. And my days rarely, if ever, pan out perfectly. But there’s beauty all around.
I just have to be willing to actually trek into the forest.
(Photo Credit: Paul C. of Nampa at Bull Trout Lake Campground)