Backpacking in the wilderness can be some of the most exhilarating and satisfying experiences of your life. A sense of wonder and curiosity, combined with heightened senses and just a hint of danger make it a habit worth getting addicted to. Nothing can replicate the satisfaction of being in the wilderness over an extended period of time, leaving the trappings of civilization behind.
Clean, condition, and waterproof your boots. This will help them last longer and keep your feet dry. You can clean dust off your boots with a damp rag.
Warm Your Clothes at Night
Many mountain mornings can be cool, even in the summer. Consider putting your next day’s clothes in the bottom of your sleeping bag at night so they will be toasty warm when you put them on in the morning.