Ed Abbey has a magic with words. I feel he has the best explanation for wandering in remote and desert places.
‘Why do I do this? (My feet hurt.) Why? Well, it’s the need, I guess, for some sort of authentic experience. (My hip joint hurts.) As opposed to the merely synthetic experience of books, movies, TV, regular urban living. (My neck hurts.) To meet my God, my Maker once again, face to face, beneath my feet, beyond my arms, above my head. (Will there be water at Cabeza Tank?)’