So off I go in to the great outdoors. This is my first backpacking trip since 2003 (?). Ridiculous, considering that I love doing it. But it's not cheap if you live in Chicago, because you always have to travel pretty far to get anywhere worth going to.
I'll try to post another entry or two before I leave, but if I don't, please forgive me. I have a lot of packing to do, and I still have to bone up on some rudimentary fishing skills - like tying a hook to a line!