I also spend a lot of time outdoors and my camera is always an essential to take along with me. I love taking photos, both for the beauty of it, but also to be able to later scrapbook and document the moments and little adventures of our life.
Since some of the photos go into our scrapbook, I find that I do sometimes need to do some computer editing before I print photos.
I try to keep it pretty simple though, mostly just doing color saturation or lightening/darkening. I rarely crop on the computer because as a scrapbooker.
I prefer to crop them physically, that way I can have different size and shaped photos in the scrapbook.
Occasionally I will crop on the computer because it's something that I really focused on and still be a full size photo.