At the core of the human spirit, there has always been a nomadic streak. We hunger for new frontiers. No matter how enticing our vision of a dream house is, there is something inexplicably thrilling about the idea of packing only what you need for survival in a single backpack and setting off into the unknown.
Have you ever gone out on a new loop trail that you thought you could tackle in a few hours, and then it's lunch time and you wish your granola bar was a sandwich and your car still seems miles away? If so, chances are, you haven't thought enough about hiking pace.