"I love pack trips and I love getting away from people, telephones, the smell of gasoline, typewriters, cocktail parties, television, importunate letters from editors. A long pack trip enables one to get back to basics. On each pack trip I relearn how important such things as food, warmth and rest are. A washpan filled with hot water is an incredible luxury, a seat on the pack pannier with a Scotch and creek water in hand is contentment."
The Stone Sheep
Sheep and Sheep Hunting, 1974