Is camping an adventure?

“What is an adventure? If a lone wolf lifts his plaintive call into the moonlight near your campsite, you might call that adventure. While you’re sweating like a horse on a climb over a 12,000-foot pass, that could be an adventure. When howling head winds press your lips against your teeth, you face a mighty struggle. When your pack grows heavy on your shoulders as your climb a 14,000-foot peak, you feel the adventure. When you suffer freezing temperatures and 20 inches of fresh powder on a hut to hut trip in the Rockies, that could be called an adventure. But that’s not what makes an adventure. It’s your willingness to conquer it, and to present yourself at the doorstep of nature. That creates the experience. No greater joy can come from life than to live inside a moment of adventure. It is the uncommon wilderness experience that gives your life expectation.”

– Frosty Wooldridge, Golden, Colorado
To compare and analyze the differences between ultra-light camping hammocks and day hikes with a blunt title apparently suggesting a firm stance is a comparison already concluded before you even begin reading the principal line. Traveling is a preference which can be defined by none other than yourself. You are your adventure anyway – and camping happens to be my type of adventure.

Camping is an adventure, yet, it anticipates freedom. It has a stress-relieving factor and may boost your mood. It paced the life of changes by watching the sky, and nature.