Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #578 – May 13, 2017

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.…opportunities for observation, contemplation, enjoyment and exploration of the natural world; a sense of remoteness and detachment from civilization; opportunities to experience solitude, freedom, personal accomplishment, self-reliance, and self-discovery; a sense of being on the height of the land; opportunities to experience the cultural, historical, and pastoral elements of the surrounding countryside; a feeling of being part of the natural environment; and opportunities for travel on foot, including opportunities for long-distance hiking.

—APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONFERENCE, defining the Appalachian Trail experience, 1997


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