Trail Quotes, Etc.

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”  Unknown “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my sense put in order.” John Burroughs “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” Unknown “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” Walt Whitman “I had learnt the satisfaction which comes from hardship and the pleasure which derives from abstinence; the contentment of a full belly; the richness of meat; the taste of clean water; the ecstasy of surrender when the craving of sleep becomes a torment; the warmth of a fire in the chill of dawn.” Wilfred Thesiger “It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.”  Cheryl Strayed “When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.”  John Muir
Every day, a 40 foot tree takes in 400 pounds of dissolved nutrients from the soil, raises it to its topmost leaves, converts it into 10 pounds of carbohydrates, and releases about 60 cubic feet of pure oxygen into the air.  Source unknown.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.  Henry David Thoreau Querencia (n) Origin: Spanish. The place where you are your most authentic self, from where strength is drawn, where you feel most at home. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.  Alexander Hamilton 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.   John Muir
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