Well said!  I know this is not a popular thing to say but leave the electronics at home.  I've packed for 32 years without any of that and not only survived but have had wonderful fulfilling experiences.  Even Cheryl Strayed agreed with me.  I met her at an event and told her of my quitting my job and backpacking for 6 months solo and asked her if she would recommend leaving the cell phone at home and she said "Absolutely".  We both felt so lucky to have done that long before all that was available.

Also my usual trips solo and with a group was 36 miles in a week in the mountains.  6 or 7  miles a day lets you really SEE.  Cannot imagine glancing at things in a 20 mile day and believe that is a better experience.