Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #512 – March 8, 2017

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By the backpacking boom of the 1960s and 1970s, the model of the lone hiker would compete directly with organized hiking and threaten to undermine the dominance of the country’s strongest and most active hiking clubs.

— SILAS CHAMBERLIN, On the Trail: A History of American Hiking, 2016


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