The cover is a photo I took on the trail with a little magic by Paul Richmond, our Assistant Art Director. I love the light and the mist, and of course the steps. Let me tell you a thing or two about those steps. We joked about the scenery being proof of the existence of God and the steps being proof of the existence of the devil. They were a little bit uneven and were steeper than steps we're used to, so after a while, it was excruciating. At the same time, they are a marvel of engineering, created by a "primitive" people who didn't have the wheel and yet who excavated and maintained a path between the spiritual and political capitals of a huge empire, a path that is still in usable condition over 500 years after the Inca people abandoned it.
For anyone who's interested, here's me reading the prologue of The Path.