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

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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 #804- Dec 25, 2017

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Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it [the Appalachian Trail] beckons [or leads] not merely north and south but upward to the body, mind and soul of man.

—MYRON AVERY, final report to Appalachian Trail Conference, 1952; also attributed to Harold Allen, one of the early AT volunteers


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #762- Nov 13, 2017

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The Appalachian Trail derives much of its strength and appeal from its uninterrupted and practically endless character. This is an attribute which must be preserved. I view the existence of this pathway and the opportunity to travel it, day after day without interruption, as a distinct aspect of our American life.

—MYRON AVERY, final report to Appalachian Trail Conference, 1952


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #718 – Sept 30, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-at-shelter-on-Blood-Mtn-Appalachian-Trail-thru-hike-2001

Those of us, who have physically worked on the [Appalachian] Trail, know that the Trail, as such, will never be completed.

—MYRON AVERY, Appalachian Trail Conference meeting in Gatlinburg, TN, 1937


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #672 – Aug 15, 2017

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To those who would see the Maine wilderness, tramp day by day through a succession of ever delightful forest, past lake and stream, and over mountains, we would say: Follow the Appalachian Trail across Maine. It cannot be followed on horse or awheel. Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it beckons not merely north and south but upward to the body, mind and soul of man.

—MYRON AVERY, In the Maine Woods, 1934


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #626 – June 30, 2017

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This Trail might well, instead of ‘Appalachian Trail,’ have been termed, ‘The Anonymous Trail,’ in recognition of the fact that many, many people … have labored on [it]. They have asked for no return nor recognition nor reward. They have contributed to the project simply by reasons of the pleasure found in trail-making and in the realization that they were, perhaps, creating something which would be a distinct contribution to the American recreational system and the training of American people.

—MYRON AVERY, Chairman Appalachian Trail Conference 1931-52, 1899-1952


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #413 – Nov 29, 2016

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If we are to continue to be able to resort to the woods and use trails without restriction, there is need for action. Indifference, heedlessness and delay will exact a heavy toll.

—MYRON AVERY, Chairman Appalachian Trail Conference 1931-52, 1899-1952


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #358 – Oct 5, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-hiking-Appalachian-Trail-Damascus-VA-2011

Any trail which is to survive must be in public ownership.

—MYRON AVERY, Appalachian Trailway News, January 1946


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #323 – Aug 31, 2016

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Nail it up.

[On installation of Appalachian Trail summit sign on Katahdin on August 19, 1933]

—MYRON AVERY, Chairman Appalachian Trail Conference 1931-52, 1899-1952


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #114 – February 4, 2016

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Appalachian-Trail-2000-miler-patch-2001

Nail it up.

[On installation of Appalachian Trail summit sign on Katahdin on August 19, 1933]

—MYRON AVERY, Chairman Appalachian Trail Conference 1931-52, 1899-1952


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