20 Jul '11, 12pm

"I would run the first mile or so barefoot, shoes in hand, which taught me two things..." Dan Duane, smart as always:

sierraclub.org - sierra magazine - july/august 2011 - silent running Silent Running A stroll through the woods can inspire, but to experience nature as your fleet-footed ancestors did, lose the clunky shoes By Daniel Duane | Photos by Martin Sundberg Moving fast in the wilderness, you miss a lot. This became obvious to me during a 100-mile backpacking trip in the High Sierra many years ago. I took the occasional rest day, lying around for hours and napping in the shade of a meadow's edge. Everything came alive to me in my stillness. I saw the tiny wildflowers I hadn't noticed while pounding down the trail. I saw high-altitude butterflies and two does and three fawns also waiting out the midday heat, unaware that I was watching. On that same trip I met and chatted with a long-distance trail runner, a man who'd set out to run the entire 211-mile John Muir Trail in some ridic...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201107/silent-running.as...

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