Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #1100 – Oct 17, 2018

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You want a place where you can be serene…that if need be can stir you up as you were made to be stirred up, until you blend with the wind and water and earth you almost forgot you came from.

—DAVID BROWER, Executive Director, Sierra Club, (1952–69), 1912-2000


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #1062 – Sept 9, 2018

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Wipe out wilderness and the world’s a cage.

—DAVID BROWER, Executive Director, Sierra Club, (1952–69), 1912-2000


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #1024 – August 2, 2018

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If we are to have broad-thinking men and women of high mentality, of good physique and with a true perspective on life, we must allow our populace a communion with nature in areas of more or less wilderness condition.

—ARTHUR CARHART, USDA Forest Service’s first Landscape Architect (1919), 1892–1978


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #986- June 25, 2018

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If we lose wilderness, we lose forever the knowledge of what the world was and what it might, with understanding and loving husbandry, yet become. These are islands in time—with nothing to date them on the calendar of mankind. In these areas it is as though a person were looking backward into the ages and forward untold years. Here are bits of eternity, which have a preciousness beyond all accounting.

—HARVEY BROOME, Co-founder of The Wilderness Society (1935), 1902-68


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #948- May 18, 2018

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Without wilderness, we will eventually lose the capacity to understand America. Our drive, our ruggedness, our unquenchable optimism and zeal and élan go back to the challenges of the untrammeled wilderness.

—HARVEY BROOME, Co-founder of The Wilderness Society (1935), 1902-68


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #909- April 9, 2018

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True wilderness is where you keep it, and real wilderness experience cannot be a sedentary one; you have to seek it out—not seated, but afoot.

—DAVID BROWER, preface, Going Light—With Backpack or Burro, 1962


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #868- Feb 27, 2018

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The sovereign quality of wilderness is the same wherever encountered.… Each manifestation has an unshackled quality—each stirs untapped longings—each gives a fillip to living—each has an unsurpassed lilt which bursts from the deepest wellsprings of life. These are the realities found in the wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains.

—HARVEY BROOME, Out Under the Sky of the Great Smokies, 1967


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #828- Jan 18, 2018

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Nevertheless, all is not lost; much remains, and I welcome the prospect of an army of lug-soled hiker’s boots on the desert trails. To save what wilderness is left… we are going to need all the recruits we can get.

—EDWARD ABBEY, The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West, 1977


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #786- Dec 7, 2017

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Wilderness complements and completes civilization. I might say that the existence of wilderness is also a compliment to civilization. Any society that feels itself too poor to afford the preservation of wilderness is not worthy of the name of civilization.

—EDWARD ABBEY, Down the River, 1982


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #743- Oct 25, 2017

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A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, powerlines and right-angled surfaces. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to go there. I may never in my life get to Alaska, for example, but I am grateful that it’s there. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.

—EDWARD ABBEY, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, 1968


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