Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #988- June 27, 2018

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Under most conditions, the best roof for your bedroom is the sky. This commonsense arrangement saves weight, time, energy, and money.

—COLIN FLETCHER, The Complete Walker III, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #911- April 11, 2018

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Mostly, two miles an hour is good going.

—COLIN FLETCHER, The Complete Walker III, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #830- Jan 20, 2018

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Sandra-and-Jim-Schmid-hiking-in-swamp-Florida-Trail-Bradwell-Bay-Apalachicola-NF-2011

Frankly, I fail to see how going for a six-month, thousand-mile walk through deserts and mountains can be judged less real than spending six months working eight hours a day, five days a week, in order to earn enough money to be able to come back to a comfortable home in the evening and sit in front of a TV screen and watch the two-dimensional image of some guy talking about a book he has written on a six-month, thousand-mile walk through deserts and mountains.

—COLIN FLETCHER, The Complete Walker III, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #788- Dec 9, 2017

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Jim-Schmid-on-Mtns-to-Sea-Trail-NC-1-25-2017

Although the vast majority of walkers never even think of using a walking staff, I unhesitatingly include it among the foundations of the house that travels on my back.

—COLIN FLETCHER, The Complete Walker III, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #745- Oct 27, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-and-Rebecca-at-Moonshine-Falls-SC-1999

Even in these mercifully emancipated decades, many people still seem quite seriously alarmed at the prospect of sleeping away from officially consecrated campsites, with no more equipment than they can carry on their backs. When pressed, they babble about snakes or bears or even, by God, bandits. But the real barrier, I’m sure, is the unknown.

—COLIN FLETCHER, The Complete Walker, 1968


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #702 – Sept 14, 2017

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Details of the many walks I made along the crest have blurred, now, into a pleasing tapestry of grass and space and sunlight.

—COLIN FLETCHER, The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #688 – Aug 31, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-next-to-sign-on-Salt-River-float-Trip-AZ-1991

There is nothing like a wilderness journey for rekindling the fires of life. Simplicity is part of it. Cutting the cackle. Transportation reduced to leg—or arm—power, eating irons to one spoon. Such simplicity, together with sweat and silence, amplify the rhythms of any long journey, especially through unknown, untattered territory. And in the end such a journey can restore an understanding of how insignificant you are—and thereby set you free.

—COLIN FLETCHER, River: One Man’s Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea, 1998


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #414 – Nov 30, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-hiking-Florida-National-Scenic-Trail-Big Cypress-Preserve-backpack-trip-2013

I found myself feeling sorry for any man who was not free to abandon whatever futility detained him and to walk away into the desert morning with a pack on his back.

—COLIN FLETCHER, The Thousand-Mile Summer, 1964


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