@Philreedshikes Yes, it's OK to go backpacking again.  The flying is your call alone, however.  

But no matter where you live there are trails to be discovered and explored within a few hours drive.  Listen to Stephen Stills "Love the One You're With" and you'll understand what I mean.

And if you ever do make it out west again, perhaps we'll meet on a trail.  I'll bring my guitar.

Peace.