Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #937- May 7, 2018

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The Reward of Nature
If you’ll go with me to the mountains
And sleep on the leaf carpeted floors
And enjoy the bigness of nature
And the beauty of all out-of-doors,
You will find your troubles all fading
And feel the Creator was not man
That made lovely mountains and forests
Which only a Supreme Power can.
When we trust in the Power above
And with the realm of nature hold fast,
We will have a jewel of great price
To brighten our lives till the last.
For the love of nature is healing,
If we will only give it a try
And our reward will be forthcoming,
If we go deeper than what meets the eye.

—EMMA ‘GRANDMA’ GATEWOOD, at age 67 first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (1955), 1887–1973


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #927- April 27, 2018

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…the Appalachian Trail is a state of being—a merger of ancient mountains, flowing rivers, caring companions, human endeavor, and individual growth and change. Nothing is merely human, and nothing is merely natural. The essence of both intertwines in a long thread, woven north to south, and back again.

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


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #886- March 17, 2018

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…the Appalachian Trail, a ridiculous footpath 2,000 miles long, running the length of the Appalachian Mountains, up and down a thousand peaks, in and out of a thousand valleys, across a thousand meadows, through a thousand forest glades…the idea—the idea!—of some year actually getting into harness and walking the entire Trail has always haunted me at the back of my mind. It’s one of those outdoor dream adventures we all dream and very few have the nerve to realize.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #876- March 7, 2018

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They should form a framework of parks and forests connected by a series of paths and trails for general outdoor living.

—BENTON MACKAYE, Founder of the Appalachian Trail, 1879–1975


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

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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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