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.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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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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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #539 – April 4, 2017

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Jim-Schmid’s-mtn-bike-Lake-James-State-Park-trail-NC-2-20-2017

A world without open country would be universal jail.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #531 – March 27, 2017

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Jim-Schmid-mtn-biking-Slick-Rock-Trail-Moab-UT-trip-out-West-1990

May your trails be dim, lonesome, stony, narrow, winding and only slightly up hill. May the wind bring rain for the slickrock potholes fourteen miles on the other side of yonder blue ridge. May God’s dog serenade your campfire, may the rattlesnake and the screech owl amuse your reverie, may the Great Sun dazzle your eyes by day and the Great Bear watch over you by night.

—EDWARD ABBEY, Beyond the Wall, 1984


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #526 – March 22, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-with-bicycles-Charleston-SC-1989

Industrial tourism is a threat to the national parks. But the chief victims of the system are the motorized tourists. They are being robbed and robbing themselves. So long as they are unwilling to crawl out of their cars they will not discover the treasures of the national parks and will never escape the stress and turmoil of the urban-suburban complexes which they had hoped, presumably, to leave behind for a while.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #513 – March 9, 2017

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Fender-Bridge-on-Florida-Nat-Scenic-Trail-at-Econfina-Creek-2013

It’s all still there in heart and soul. The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure—they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days and years to come.

—EDWARD ABBEY, Beyond the Wall, 1984


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #509 – March 5, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-with-bicycle-Washington-DC-1988

Let the people walk. Or ride horses, bicycles, mules, wild pigs—anything—but keep the automobiles and the motorcycles and all their motorized relatives out. We have agreed not to drive our automobiles into cathedrals, concert halls, art museums, legislative assemblies, private bedrooms and other sanctums of our culture; we should treat our national parks with the same deference, for they, too, are holy places.

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


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #483 – Feb 7, 2017

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Jim-Schmid-with-Mayor-Finley-as-he-signs-May-Bike-Month-Proclamation-Columbia-SC-1986

Society is like a stew. If you don’t keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.

—EDWARD ABBEY, US Environmental Advocate, 1927–89


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