How many people who backpack and do day hikes started their outdoor life going on car camping trips with the family? Most of us would be my guess. Oh yes, it's easy nowadays to look down from our Outside Magazine, Lonely Planet noses at those people in their RV's and motorhomes who move their homes, kitchen sink and all to the State and National Parks, polluting the air and clogging the roads. Still-there is something to be said for bringing in the Coleman Stove, the ice chest and a couple of folding chairs and setting up a base camp for a day hikes. With that in mind, last summer, the lovely one and I did just that.