Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #846- Feb 5, 2018

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…the [Appalachian] trail is a human community, comprised not just of hikers but also of the people they encounter along the way. The trail is maintainers and trail clubs, hostel managers, outfitters, forest rangers, ridge runners, hut crews, and country store clerks. In the center is the hiker culture, sometimes entirely self-absorbed, sometimes strongly interactive with the business and organizations outside the official trail corridor.

—SUSAN POWER BRATTON, The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail, 2012


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #845- Feb 4, 2018

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Sandra-Schmid-in-front-of-AT-sign-Amicalola-Falls-SP-GA-10-22-2008

I hadn’t asked him why he wanted to come [hike the Appalachian Trail]. Katz was the one person I knew on earth who might be on the run from guys with names like Julio and Mr. Big. Anyway, I didn’t care. I wasn’t going to have to walk alone.

—BILL BRYSON, A Walk in the Woods, Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, 1998


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #821- Jan 11, 2018

Slogan:

Join The Journey

—APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY (ATC)


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Appalachian-Trail-plaque-on-Springer-Mtn-GA-10-23-2008

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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #804- Dec 25, 2017

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Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it [the Appalachian Trail] beckons [or leads] not merely north and south but upward to the body, mind and soul of man.

—MYRON AVERY, final report to Appalachian Trail Conference, 1952; also attributed to Harold Allen, one of the early AT volunteers


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #779- Nov 30, 2017

Slogan:

A Footpath for Those Who Seek Fellowship With the Wilderness

—APPALACHIAN TRAIL


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Sandra-and-Jim-Schmid-on-top-Wasson-Peak-Tucson-AZ-1995

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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #762- Nov 13, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-slackpacking-in-Shenandoah-Nat-Park-VA-on-Appalachian-Trail-thru-hike-2001

The Appalachian Trail derives much of its strength and appeal from its uninterrupted and practically endless character. This is an attribute which must be preserved. I view the existence of this pathway and the opportunity to travel it, day after day without interruption, as a distinct aspect of our American life.

—MYRON AVERY, final report to Appalachian Trail Conference, 1952


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #718 – Sept 30, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-at-shelter-on-Blood-Mtn-Appalachian-Trail-thru-hike-2001

Those of us, who have physically worked on the [Appalachian] Trail, know that the Trail, as such, will never be completed.

—MYRON AVERY, Appalachian Trail Conference meeting in Gatlinburg, TN, 1937


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #689 – Sept 1, 2017

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Jim-Schmid-with-Trek-Alexander-Mtn-Bike-Park-NC-8-25-2017

One thing I absolutely believe is this: you are entirely responsible for your actions in the wilderness. That means constantly assessing everything: your health, your gear, the trail conditions, “plan B” routes in case you need to change plans, your food and water situation, your itinerary (are you still on pace to make your destination without putting yourself at risk?), the current weather and forecast and yes, even what to do if you encounter someone on the trail that needs help.

—JEFFREY H. RYAN, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail, 2016


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #672 – Aug 15, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-at-Katahdin-sign-end-of-her-Appalachian-Trail-thru-hike-2001

To those who would see the Maine wilderness, tramp day by day through a succession of ever delightful forest, past lake and stream, and over mountains, we would say: Follow the Appalachian Trail across Maine. It cannot be followed on horse or awheel. Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it beckons not merely north and south but upward to the body, mind and soul of man.

—MYRON AVERY, In the Maine Woods, 1934


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #626 – June 30, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-at-shelter-on-Blood-Mtn-on Appalachian-Trail-GA-1999

This Trail might well, instead of ‘Appalachian Trail,’ have been termed, ‘The Anonymous Trail,’ in recognition of the fact that many, many people … have labored on [it]. They have asked for no return nor recognition nor reward. They have contributed to the project simply by reasons of the pleasure found in trail-making and in the realization that they were, perhaps, creating something which would be a distinct contribution to the American recreational system and the training of American people.

—MYRON AVERY, Chairman Appalachian Trail Conference 1931-52, 1899-1952


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