Our kinship with the Earth must be maintained, otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.
Quote attributed to John Steinbeck, from the Fall 2011 issue of Sylvanian, the quarterly publication of the PA chapter of the Sierra Club.
Call it a battery recharge or communing with Nature or what have you, we come from the Earth and to the Earth we will return. In the meanwhile, we can retain that connection via spending time in the backcountry.
Now, whether you run trails as we do, or walk, matters not; what does matter is being out there.