You don't think of him as a backpacker, but he knew hiking. We loved this quote when we read it the other day:
"Never did I think so much, exist so vividly, and experience so much, never have I been so much myself...as in the journeys I have taken alone and on foot. There is something about walking which stimulates and enlivens my thoughts. When I stay in one place I can hardly think at all; my body has to be on the move to set my mind going."
Thanks to Michael Jacobs and his book Andes for drawing our attention to this quote, and inspiring us to visit the Andes again.
And for fun, here is a nice photo of the Andes, complete with a section of the Inca trail in the foreground.
Time to get out for a walk!