Before I ask the question, we need to define “backcountry”. It’s where there is no cell coverage. It’s a few miles from your vehicle. You have to get your water from a stream or pond. It’s where others aren’t. You can’t get there from here. It takes effort – but it’s worth it.
So, why go to the backcountry? There are many reasons to go where many don’t/won’t trod. No pressure from other people. The land is undisturbed. It’s new and adventurous. It’s uncomfortable. It pushes you to use less. If you carry more than you need, you pay the price. The list continues. A few months ago I posted a question/response on one of my Facebook pages: Why hunt the backcountry?
My response is related to ones character. Because it’s hard. It tests your resolve. It teaches you. It highlights your weaknesses. It helps reveal your character. It reveals to you what God has to work with. And… it takes you to places where few have ever been.
I was reading a commentary on the Book of James and read this. Warren Wiersbe says:
“Our values determine our evaluations. If we value comfort more than character, then trials will upset us. If we value the material and physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to “count it all joy.” If we live only for the present and forget the future, then trials will make us bitter, not better. Job had the right outlook when he said, “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold”
It takes you off the beaten path… no regrets. Are you ready to go? If so, let’s schedule a trip. Seriously, request a trip and we’ll go.