Open Season: Camping the answer to tight budgets, $4 gas
I can still recall my first "real" camping adventure (you know, beyond merely pitching a tent in the backyard).
I was 8 or 9 years old. My father, Bret, had long-term plans of taking me up to Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area when I was old enough. Until then, and as a sort of precursor, we went on a weekend trip to Echo Lake in the state's northernmost reaches, and just on the edge of the BWCA.