My outdoor activities are separated by about a decade. As a Boy Scount until my mid thirties I was primarily a camper. My outdoor activities ususally involved a destination where I would hike in and camp. Base camp with day hikes was mostly my style.

After my daughter was born I mostly day hiked and did orienteering with only a couple of overnighters per year.

When my daughter was about 10 I started segment hiking the Colorado Trail. My style changed to hiking rather than base camping. I still am mostly a hiker, but now do some trips to explore places I discovered while hiking.
"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."
Yogi Berra