There’s no better way to truly connect with nature than backpacking. Pack your bag and walk into the unknown with nothing but yourself to keep you company, and alive for that matter. Ive done backing in the South-East and done somer serious back-county in the Appalachians, also known as the Smoky Mountains where Im from. Backpacking has been one of the best releases for me in recovery, and been an excellent way for me to remain drug-free after addiction treatment. So, as the weather is chilled and winter to the core I can only dream about the spring and summer in Utah, and where my next backpacking adventures can take me. Here a few places I would like to see this year on backpacking trips in Utah.
Zion National Park
The Big Needles Loop
Backpacking and going on outdoor adventures has been the best way, for me, to keep myself in check. Utah is pretty much a playground for me and I can connect with a great group of people in recovery. I can work the meeting on Monday and hit the trail on Tuesday. It gives me the opportunity to practice mindfulness, many areas to meditate, and be thankful that I found recovery and freedom from drug and alcohol addiction.