Ultrarunning, hiking, climbing mountains, essentially "traveling by foot" to the wild pure places still left on the Earth has become a means for many to stay connected to life’s fundamental aspects. John Muir said, “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
Here is some video and pictures from the 2013 Bishop Ultramarathon. I completed the 100K in 14 hours 22 minutes.