Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #652 – July 26, 2017

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Jim-Schmid-Ten-Governors-Rail-Trail-Edgefield-SC-6-19-17

Walking has been the primary mode of locomotion for humans until very recent times when we began to sit and ride—first on horses and in carriages, then trains and bicycles, and finally cars, trucks, buses, and airplanes—rather than go on foot.

—JOSEPH A. AMATO, On Foot: A History of Walking, 2004


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #606 – June 10, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-at-vortex-Sedona-AZ-trip-out-West-1990

Inseparable from the foot and the earth it treads, walking is taken to be mundane, ordinary, pedestrian, and even besmirched and polluted—and thus in all ways worthy of being overlooked or disdained.

—JOSEPH A. AMATO, On Foot: A History of Walking, 2004


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #558 – April 23, 2017

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Jim-Schmid’s-bike-at-Huntington-Beach-AYH-Calif-Coast-Bike-Trip-1986

Inhabitants of the contemporary world sit more, walk less, and do so with far less effort and far more choice than their forebears. Two of the principal causes for this changed condition, which amounted to nothing less than an irreversible revolution, were wheels and cars.

—JOSEPH A. AMATO, On Foot: A History of Walking, 2004


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #311 – Aug 19, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-on-Mtn-to-Sea-Trail-on-Mt-Mitchell-NC-1999

In the last two centuries, walking on the whole has passed from the realm of necessity into that of choice. It has become more specialized in its forms, having differentiated itself into types of romantic country walking, urban pedestrianism, race walking, hiking, recreational walking, and even mall walking.

—JOSEPH A. AMATO, On Foot: A History of Walking, 2004


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #120 – February 10, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-hiking-on-trail-Sacramento-CA-2000

Walking is understood as the principle antidote against being fat in the United States, where two-thirds of the population is considered overweight.

—JOSEPH A. AMATO, On Foot: A History of Walking, 2004


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #117 – February 7, 2016

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Jim-Schmid-wearing-Forest-Service-uniform-Phoenix-AZ-1993

Walking provides, at least for some, the most simple and straight-forward way to the self and the world. It puts us back in touch with our faithful old friends—our feet, which truly do deserve a daily walk and a nightly rub.

—JOSEPH A. AMATO, On Foot: A History of Walking, 2004


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #103 – January 24, 2016

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Jim-Schmid-and-Ray-Young-hiking-Tucson-AZ-1995

Walking established intimate contact with place. It attaches us to a landscape—its trees, rocks, hills, and riverbanks. It makes us in good measure the streets and paths we walk. It puts us in contact with local communities.

—JOSEPH A. AMATO, One Foot: A History of Walking, 2004


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