I specifically target trout because it gives me an excuse to create adventures. Because all at once it allows me to feel like a kid and like a capable adult.
It gives me a reason to triple check my compass route, or to even own a compass for that matter. It gives purpose to my aimless wandering. A reason to check my maps, calculate distances between un-named roads that are just as likely to wind up ending at an old fallen down bridge or taper off to a squirrel trail as they are to lead anywhere of consequence.
It affords me the opportunity to not have a destination...to not know where I am going, but more importantly, not to care.