Camping in the WildernessThe kind of camping described here that encourages solitude is plain camping – that is, not in an RV. It means setting up a tent, making your own campfire, and bringing along a sleeping bag and supplies. It doesn’t mean you have to be far away from civilization – just far enough that you can’t hear traffic on a road nearby or the sound of outboards on a lake.
There are locations, for example, in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York that encourage wilderness camping. A pearl light lingers over these hills after the sun sets. The air is clean and lends a feeling of enchantment,enhanced by waterfalls and secluded glens. You are in the natural world, and it is a place we can always experience a calm spirit. Other places abound for this kind of experience, like Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia, or the Haleakala National Park in Hawaii. In Australia you can spend time camping in the Blue Mountains.