Wow great info thanks everyone. Something that I look for as well is makeing sure their aren't any ant hills of an enormous size or dead wood underneath where I set my gear down to help keep some of the bugs out. I also look for the clearest spot available in order to not destroy any saplings or moss or critters living in the ground. Ants have feelings too
Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.
Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.