Our first date off campus was to go caving in a wet and muddy upstate New York limestone cave.
Our first backpacking trip was in the middle of a blizzard, had to drive 150 miles north into the Adirondacks, full heavy winter packs including snow shoes and X-C skiis, 12 degrees below zero F at night. This was her very first backpacking trip!
She loved it. We got married while I was in graduate school. We went hiking in the Adirondacks for our honeymoon.
On our 25'th wedding anniversary, we and our three college-age kids hiked the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier for almost two weeks. Last year it was a week in the White Mountains. This fall two weeks on the AT in Virginia.
And if we ever can save up the money (three kids in college!), we want to do a week in the Grand Tetons, and the PCT in Washington state. And when I retire (sigh...) perhaps the entire AT, and maybe more of the PCT, and ...
We recently purchased kayaks for when we cannot get out hiking.