Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #828- Jan 18, 2018

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Nevertheless, all is not lost; much remains, and I welcome the prospect of an army of lug-soled hiker’s boots on the desert trails. To save what wilderness is left… we are going to need all the recruits we can get.

—EDWARD ABBEY, The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West, 1977


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #787- Dec 8, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-hiking in-Grand-Canyon-Nationa-Park-AZ-2002

The land belongs to them that love it (and will fight for it?).
DICTUM: NO AUTOMOBILES IN NATIONAL PARKS.
Let’s make them parks and not parking lots.
FOR HUMAN BEINGS ONLY.
God bless America. Let’s save some of It!

—EDWARD ABBEY, Journal entry April 8, 1957, Arches, Utah


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #786- Dec 7, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-and-Willow-hiking-Florida-Trail-Apalachicola-Nat-Forest-FL-2013

Wilderness complements and completes civilization. I might say that the existence of wilderness is also a compliment to civilization. Any society that feels itself too poor to afford the preservation of wilderness is not worthy of the name of civilization.

—EDWARD ABBEY, Down the River, 1982


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #743- Oct 25, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-standing-on-rock-in-Phoenix-Mtns-Preserve-AZ-1998

A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, powerlines and right-angled surfaces. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to go there. I may never in my life get to Alaska, for example, but I am grateful that it’s there. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.

—EDWARD ABBEY, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, 1968


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #700 – Sept 12, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-with-group-at-mtn-bike-weekend-Show-Low-AZ-1991

Every important change in our society, for the good, at least, has taken place because of popular pressure—pressure from below, from the great mass of people.

—EDWARD ABBEY, One Life at a Time, Please, 1988


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #699 – Sept 11, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-hiking-at-Anza-Borrego-Desert-State-Park-CA-1999

On wilderness preservation: Don’t rely on the Park Service; all they can think of is more asphalt paving, more picnic tables, more garbage cans, more shithouses, more electric lights, more Kleenex dispensers. Those bastards are scared to death of congressmen, who in turn are representatives of and often identical with local chambers of commerce.

—EDWARD ABBEY, June 15, 1956 Journal entry while working at Arches National Park in Utah


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #654 – July 28, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-at-overlook-Painted-Desert-trip-out-West-1990

The national parks belong to everyone. To the people. To all of us. The government keeps saying so and maybe, in this one case at least, the government is telling the truth. Hard to believe, but possible.


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #653 – July 27, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-hiking-to-Mt-Glenn-Peak-Coronado-High-Peaks-hikes-AZ-1991-92

Wilderness, wilderness…. We scarcely know what we mean by the term, though the sound of it draws all whose nerves and emotions have not yet been irreparably stunned, deadened, numbed by the caterwauling of commerce, the sweating scramble for profit and domination.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #607 – June 11, 2017

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Jim-and-Sandra-Schmid-top-Mt-Wrightson-Peak-Coronado-High-Peaks-AZ-1991-92

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #559 – April 24, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-sitting-on-rock-mtn-biking-weekend-Mt-Graham-AZ-1991

The reason we need wilderness is because we are really wild animals. Every man needs a place he can go, to go crazy in peace…. Only then can we return to man’s other life, to the other way, to the order and sanity and beauty of what will somewhere be, unless all visions are false, the human community.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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