The exquisite sight, sound, and smell of wilderness is many times more powerful if it is earned through physical achievement, if it comes at the end of a long and fatiguing trip. (Garrett Hardin)

In the first place you can’t see anything from a car; you’ve got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees … When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you’ll begin to see something, maybe. (Edward Abbey)

I picked a trail and set out along it, following those tracks to see where they might lead. (Robert MacFarlane)