I’m actually not a flatlander. I live in a 3 story house. Seriously though, out here in eastern Pennsylvania, I see hills not mountains. I have been to Colorado to ski, so I have a feel for what I’m up for, but not ever having done it before, I am sure I am underestimating. I am glad you mentioned the camping aspect as well. I was hoping to use some of my OCIE from the army (sleeping bag, polypros, etc) but I would still need a tent and a backpack with frame. MREs would be the main staple, and I would need to make sure there is a water source nearby. Otherwise, I think it will be an adventure of a lifetime as so far my hunting consists of a few hours after work at a local farm I have permission to hunt. Thanks for the advice.