ok, I apologize in advance for the brain dump and dumb questions, but this has been the thing holding me back. How do you actually plan the trip? I’m interesting in doing some backpacking. I’ve got the backpack(s), tent, the bags, the stove and basically everything else I need but what I am stuck on is how do I actually pull the trigger. Here’s a list of random things that hold me back.
Am I able to backpack on any old trail? I want to do something that’s a couple (2 minimum) nights, either out and back or loop. How do I find it? Once I find it do I just show up, lock my car and start walking? Can I even leave my car there that long? I get all the rules about pack it in pack it out but where am I allowed to setup my tent? An I just throw it on a patch of grass next to the trail? Where can I find this info?
Maybe its weird...or dumb...but it’s my last step. Any help is appreciated.