Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #865- Feb 24, 2018

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The dreamer and the dream are the same … the powers personified in a dream are those that move the world.

—JOSEPH CAMPBELL, US Authority on Mythology, 1904-87


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #864- Feb 23, 2018

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

—G. K. CHESTERTON, English Novelist, Poet, 1874-1936


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #863- Feb 22, 2018

Sticker & T-shirt Saying:

As Addictive As Cocaine And Twice As Expensive


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #862- Feb 21, 2018

Slogan:

Pursue Perfection

—ARC´TERYX


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Jim-Schmid-Palmetto-Trail-Peak-Passage-SC-1-27-18

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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #861- Feb 20, 2018

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Jim-Schmid-with-group-Adventure-Cycling-C&O-Canal-GAP-Bike-Tour-2010

In this sometimes turbulent world, the river is a cosmic symbol of durability and destiny; awesome, but steadfast. In this period of deep national concern, I wish everyone could live for a while beside a great river.

—HELEN HAYES, US Actress, 1900-93


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #860- Feb 19, 2018

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Jim Schmid next to Rail-Trail Hall of Fame sign Illinois Prairie Path Main Stem 2015 Aug-21-23

We are human beings. We are able to walk upright on two feet. We need a footpath. Right now there is a chance for Chicago and its suburbs to have a footpath, a long one.

The right-of-way of the Aurora electric road lies waiting. If we have courage and foresight, such as made possible the Long Trail in Vermont and the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, and the network of public footpaths in Britain, then we can create from this strip a proud resource.

Look ahead some years into the future. Imagine yourself going for a walk on an autumn day. Choose some part of the famed Illinois footpath. Where the highway crosses it, you enter over a stile. The path lies ahead, curving around a hawthorn tree, then proceeding under the shade of a forest of sugar maple trees, dipping into a hollow with ferns, then skirting a thicket of wild plum, to straighten out for a long stretch of prairie, tall grass prairie, with big blue stem and blazing star and silphium and goldenrod.

You must go over a stile again, to cross a highway to another stile. This section is different. The grass is cut and garden flowers bloom in great beds. This part, you may learn, is maintained by the Chicago Horticultural Society. Beyond the garden you enter a forest again, maintained by the Morton Arboretum. At its edge begins a long stretch of water with mud banks, maintained for water birds and waders, by the Chicago Ornithological Society. You notice an abundance of red-fruited shrubs. The birds have the Audubon Societies to thank for those. You rest on one of the stout benches provided by the Prairie Club, beside a thicket of wild crab apple trees planted by the Garden Club of Illinois.

Then you walk through prairie again. Four Boy Scouts pass. They are hiking the entire length of the trail. This fulfills a requirement for some merit badge. A troop of Scouts is planting acorns in a grove of cottonwood trees. Most of the time you find yourself in prairie or woodland of native Illinois plants. These stretches of trail need little or no upkeep. You come to one stretch, a long stretch, where nothing at all has been done. But university students are identifying and listing plants. The University of Chicago ecology department is in charge of this strip. They are watching to see what time and nature will do.

You catch occasional glimpses of bicycles flying past, along one side. The bicycles entered through a special stile admitting them to the bicycle strip. They cannot enter the path where you walk, but they can ride far and fast without being endangered by cars, and without endangering those who walk.

That is all in the future, the possible future. Right now the right-of-way lies waiting, and many hands are itching for it. Many bulldozers are drooling.

—MAY THEILGAARD WATTS, letter to the editor [This letter led to the creation of the 50-mile Illinois Prairie Path and is generally credited with getting the rails-to-trails movement started], Chicago Tribune, October 2, 1963


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #859- Feb 18, 2018

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Act quickly, think slowly.

—GREEK Proverb


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #858- Feb 17, 2018

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Trail-work-Blk-Mtn-Children’s-Home-9-24-17

Trails are relatively inexpensive. A splendid national network of all kinds of trails can be established at less cost than a few hundred miles of super highway.

—GAYLORD NELSON, Senator from Wisconsin (1963-81), Founder of Earth Day April 22, 1970, 1916-2005


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #857- Feb 16, 2018

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (in The Poetry of Robert Frost, 1923)
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

—ROBERT FROST, US Poet, 1874-1963


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #856- Feb 15, 2018

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Jim-Schmid-Trail-Assessment-at-Munson-Trail-Tallahassee-FL-9-12-2009

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

—PETER DRUCKER, US Management Consultant, 1909-2005


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