I enjoy the athleticism of hiking. I enjoy seeing new scenery, birds, wildlife and the feeling of accomplishment after a lengthy hike. However, I don't care for camping very much and I'm not sure why?
Unlike many of you, I think I was turned off to camping when in Boy Scouts. I lived in upstate NY and all I remember is being uncomfortable and cold most of the time. When my aunt and uncle took me camping several times all I remember is feeling lonely because neither my parents nor my siblings came along.
I just wonder if all those negative things early on have somehow had an affect on how I feel about camping today? Am I nuts? Or maybe...I just don't like being away from the comforts of home; my bed, my computer and the refrigerator?