I like Adventuring. You should know this before you read any further.
I grew up on a steady diet of Tolkien, Redwall, Horatio Hornblower, Asimov, and many other tales of adventure. Later in life, I have moved on to Terry Pratchett (May he rest peacefully), A. Lee Martinez, Voltaire, Homer, and many other authors of Fiction, let alone the Non-Fiction books I have always read of Campaigns, Forced Marches and Fixed Bayonets, Legionaries (Both French and Roman) defying the odds (and occasionally Gods) as they marched rough-shod over places which should have been impossible to cover.
I have always loved Hiking and Camping as well; being out in the wilderness is a great feeling that I rarely get enough of. I also could use the extra PT time that’s not inside a gym. I’ll be getting a group of people together over the next few weeks to start a Monthly Adventure Company (Actually a Squad, but Company sounds cooler), to go and do shorter hikes one weekend a month, in the style of the Roman Legions.
This combination of factors, along with my compulsion to do strange and obtuse things for the sake thereof, is of course a bit of a harbinger of doom when it comes to me planning things. The plans are normally pretty basic, the mission ill-advised, and the preparations hasty at worst or over-complex at best.
I may be a bit insane with this attempt, but I’ve decided to Through-Hike the Long Trail in Vermont next summer, when I have enough leave. I’ve got most of the Kit and gear together. I’m saving my pennies for the trip. Most Importantly, I think it’ll be a great time to get my thoughts in order, since there isn’t a lot of time in my life for such things, due to the nature of my Profession.
There are other plans, of course. I keep them in Reserve, and use them with my friends. I’ll keep you informed on how these things develop.