Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #1080 – Sept 27, 2018

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Sandra-Schmid-signing-register-on-Appalachian-Trail-to-McAfee-Knob-VA-1999

Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery—one a dreamer, the other a doer—gave more of themselves to the Appalachian Trail than any other duo in history and the fact that they were frequently and bitterly at odds is testament to the trail’s history, one filled with controversy and conflicting personalities.

—JENNIFER PHARR DAVIS, The Pursuit of Endurance, 2018


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

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Southern-Terminus-AT-plaque-on-Springer-Mtn-GA-10-23-2008

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 #432 – Dec 18, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-hiking-across-James-River-Trail-Bridge-VA-on-Appalachian-Trail-thru-hike-VA-2001

A trail is as serviceable as its poorest link.

—BENTON MACKAYE, An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning, The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 1921


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #206 – May 6, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-at-Iron-Master’s-Hostel-PA-07-25-2009

Here is enormous undeveloped power—the spare time of our population. Suppose just one percent of it were focused upon one particular job, such as increasing the facilities for the outdoor community life. This would be more than a million people, representing over two million weeks a year. It would be equivalent to 40,000 persons steadily on the job.

—BENTON MACKAYE, An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning, The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 1921


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