Camping ties all outdoor activities together. It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a hunting trip, a relaxing weekend getaway or to an Octoberfest, the adventure of staying somewhere new is central to the entire experience. There are many different styles of camping. A lady in the backcountry with a backpack and the guy hauling a 40-foot travel trailer to a racetrack are both campers.
Some of my earliest memories are of camping with my mother and father at Potato Creek State Park in Northern Indiana. The 3,840-acre park might as well had been Yellowstone in my youthful mind. It was where I first felt the freedom of wilderness. As soon as we pulled up to the gatehouse, my brother and I would unload our bikes and takeoff. We’d eventually find our campsite by cruising the entire campground.