Hmmm. So it is spring (well, last week I was wearing a t-shirt and sunglasses. Today it is snowing yet again). And with spring comes the itch to hike. To backpack. To hump a survival kit over mountains for a hundred kilometers or more. To spend a week in the bush, living off of the love-handles I grew during the winter. To make matters worse, eco-challenge is on this week, and I just want to get out there and get blisters even more. Bring it on.