We all have them. Here’s mine. Want to join?
San Juan Forest, CO
Originally discovered in the train from Durango to Silverton by a group of Scouts who got off mid ride, those mountains, valleys and gorges have been calling me ever since.
John Muir Trail, CA
One of the all time greats. I admit, my interest was piqued in hiking more in the western US after reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. I found that this book, John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail was a really good reference to start planning a trip.
Mt Fuji, Japan
Okay, not really a “backpacking” trip in the classics sense. More like a day trip. But after seeing a co-worker with a branded hiking stick of all the stations, I vowed to knock that one off the list while I am close. But if I do go, I’m getting this to commemorate.
Big Sur, California
Based on a great write up in Outside, I feel a little more comfortable heading that direction.