March 24, 2019
“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk”.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”.
“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence”.
“Hiking is the best workout! You can hike for three hours and not even realize you’re working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself”.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the Mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your Mountains rise into and above the clouds”.
“You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers”.
“I like being near the top of a Mountain. One can’t get lost here”.
“Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion”.
“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountainhe is inspired by it”.
William Artur Ward
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt”.
“Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak”.
Paul D. Boyer“
“Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance”.
“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory”.
“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings”.
“There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest”.
“You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves”.
“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion”.
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going”.
“I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was a place I never had to go, for this earth was greater than any paradise”.
Daniel J. Rice
“Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street”.
“On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you’re less a job title and more a human being. A periodic hike not only stretches the limbs but also reminds us: Wow, there’s a big old world out there”.
“Climbing is as close as we can come to flying”.
“The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows”.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees”.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being”.
“Set loose, a child would run down the paths, scramble up the rocks, lie on the earth. Grown-ups more often let their minds do the running, scrambling, and lying, but the emotion is shared. It feels good to be here”.
“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot”.
“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow”.
Henry David Thoreau