May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells…where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you. – Edward Abbey
A gift from your fellow 2013 Backbone Trail Ultra player Jeff Martin. Sheds a bit more perspective on the reasons for our “official” timing calculations, and a lot more perspective on why we all do what we do. Sniff, makes us a bit verklempt, truly.
Thanks a heap, Jeff, you are the ranch dressing on our curly fries. And thanks to everyone who came out to play with us – happy trails!
Oh, and that song? “Many the Miles” by Sara Bareilles; live recording here.