Okay, so I finally, finally, finally got around to doing some really serious solo hiking/camping.
I hiked Old Logger's Path, a 27.31-mile loop trail in the Loyalsock State Forest, up in Lycoming County in North Central Pennsylvania.
I spent the first four days of October there, Thursday night to Sunday morning.
This is the first time I went backpacking (hiking and then camping overnight) since... 2013, when I hiked a section of the St. Paul trail with my friend and classmate Allison, which basically consisted of a really scenic hike up a mountain, and where I made some incredibly stupid choices, such as... somehow carrying more lemonade on me than actual water.
Fortunately, I've learnt from my experiences.
Enough to backpack solo?
Warning: a LOT of images follow, which is part of why it took me so long to finish this post.