Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #709 – Sept 21, 2017

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Richard-Williams-leading-hike-with-Sandra-Schmid-on-DeAnza-Trail-Tumacacori-AZ-1993

There is a limit to the number of lands of shoreline on the lakes; there is a limit to the number of lakes in existence; there is a limit to the mountainous areas of the world, and … there are portions of natural scenic beauty which are God-made, and … which of a right should be the property of all people.

—ARTHUR CARHART, USDA Forest Service’s first landscape architect, in a memorandum to Aldo Leopold, 1919


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #264 – July 3, 2016

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Recreation in the open is of the finest grade. The moral benefits are all positive. The individual with any soul cannot live long in the presence of towering mountains or sweeping plains without getting a little of the high moral standard of Nature infused into his being … with eyes opened, the great story of the Earth’s forming, the history of a tree, the life of a flower or the activities of some small animal will all unfold themselves to the recreationist….

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


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #233 – June 2, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-Backpacking-on-Foothills-Trail-SC-1988

…there is no higher service that the [National] forests can supply to individual and community than the healing of mind and spirit which comes from the hours spent where there is great solitude.

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


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #77 – December 29, 2015

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Perhaps the rebuilding of the body and spirit is the greatest service derivable from our forests, for what worth are material things if we lose the character and quality of people that are the soul of America.

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


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