This past weekend I took my love of camping and hiking to a new level; I combined them! My expert hiker sister and her boyfriend took me and mine out for a backpacking adventure on the Appalachian Trail. We hiked in 6 miles with 30lb packs, made camp for a chilly night under the stars and then the next day moved along the trail 7.5 miles, culminating at New Jersey's highest point. After reading Bill Bryson's, A Walk In the Woods, seeing Wild on the big screen, and hearing my sister's tales about her 10 nights on the AT, my goal of doing a section hike came to life. This two day hike, one night sleep, was my way of getting my feet wet for the whole experience. It worked! I think it's adventure L-O-V-E.