Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #670 – Aug 13, 2017

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….unless we begin to protect existing hiking trails and provide new ones to cope with projected demands, the hiker faces a grim future—more and more hikers with fewer and fewer places to hike.

—ROBERT LUCAS & ROBERT RINEHART, The Neglected Hiker, Backpacker, 1976


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #567 – May 2, 2017

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There are many kinds of trail users: hikers, horseback riders, bicyclists, motorcyclists, ski tourers, snowshoers, snowmobilers, all-terrain-vehicle riders, joggers, and more recently, mountain bicyclists.
Because different types of trail users often utilize the same trails, there is a potential for conflict. Satisfaction is often affected by the type of users encountered and how they behave. Encountering large groups is particularly disruptive of others’ solitude. All four of the major types of trail users (hikers, horseback riders, bicycle riders, and motorcycle riders) usually enjoy meeting hikers, but hikers prefer not to meet any other types.
Furthermore, horseback riders and bicyclists are not particularly fond of motorcycle riders. Similarly, cross-country skiers prefer not to meet snowmobilers. This would argue for the separation of trails users, particularly motorized users, whenever possible.

—EDWIN KRUMPE and ROBERT LUCAS, Literature review paper, President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors, Report and Recommendations to the President of the United States, 1986


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #100 – January 21, 2016

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Jim-Schmid-riding-mtn-bike-down-stairs-USC-Columbia-SC-1985

The need is for diversity and variety in trail systems; long and short, hard and easy, close and far, and for different kinds of users. The greatest need at this time, however, is for day-use opportunities, which must be close to or even inside major population centers.

—ROBERT LUCAS, Hikers and Other Trail Users, in Recreation Symposium Proceedings, 1971


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