In September 2001, we took our first backpacking trip in Colorado into the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness. It was a really nice hike, and there weren’t any other people out there. The lake was nice, and the elevation gain wasn’t too bad.
I was happy in the immediate presence of nature in its most staggering grandeur, in living intimately with something so splendidly immense that all life seemed trivial in its presence. - Robert Marshall Alaska Wilderness