When ending a day in the backcountry, everyone has his or her own preferred way. Some reflect on the day's events. Some take in the scenery and the sounds as the daylight dwindles. Some pull out a guitar, violin, or harmonica and make their own mountain music.
Me, I like to find a spot with a view, get out my pre-cooked bacon, and open that beer that has been buried in a snowbank for hours. Oh yeah! It makes the extra weight in the pack all worth it!
Self-photo out in the Montana Beartooths near the Grasshopper Glacier-- July 1, 2010.