We just returned from an absolutely amazing backpacking trip! We did 18 miles in the Virginia Highlands - combination of the Appalachian Trail and Pine Mountain Trail. The best part? Wild ponies - everywhere. The views combined with the roaming ponies - breathtaking. It was a much needed break from the daily grind. Cell phones/computers are not an option. Cell service was gone about 15 miles before we got to the point of entry on the trail. My awesome husband and I got to just enjoy each other's comanpy for a few days. I have already started planning our Spring trip :).