[photo by Gary, Chimney Rocks, Franklin Co. PA]
Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten.-- Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy
Of course, should you choose to go high end with your gear and enter a lot of races, you'll quickly see a real drain on your checkbook.
And that's the beauty and simplicity of it all. Just run. On trails. For hours. But do what you should and must to protect our backcountry from those who would destroy it under the guise of progress.