Last year, we did our annual backpacking trip in the spring, which turned out to be difficult due to the snow even in June in New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness.
So this year, we're planning a trip to the Bob Marshall Wilderness in the Summer.
Here's a picture of our planned route for the seven-day, six-night adventure:
We plan to hike almost 60 miles, which seems pretty aggressive to me, but with no snow and less elevation than last year's trip, it should be quite doable.
We've got about 8 guys going on this trip, with 5 of us returning from last year.
I fully expect that this will be another mountain-top experience in more ways than one. Another opportunity to minimize distractions and "Be still and know that [He] is God."