May you too take refuge in the Earth and give back to it all that it has given you and more. We owe it homage. We owe it reparations. We owe it humble gratitude. With hands held together in Gasho, I bow to Earth. And from the depths of my being, I shout Oh!, the ancient Miwok expression of approval.
— Stephen Altschuler, from his Mindful Hiker newsletter, April 23, 2008.