Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #675 – Aug 18, 2017

Sandra-Schmid-climbing-to-Pinnacle-Peak-Coronado-High-Peaks-hikes-AZ-1991-92

Sandra-Schmid-climbing-to-Pinnacle-Peak-Coronado-High-Peaks-hikes-AZ-1991-92

Trails will be maintained, reconstructed, and constructed in the interests of: (a) Fire control; (b) administration; (c) grazing; (d) recreation. The objects of trail construction are (a) to provide safe and unobstructed passage of loaded animals and foot travelers at a walking gait and in single file; (b) durability designed to meet expected use and liability of damage from natural causes.

—USDA FOREST SERVICE, Forest Trail Handbook, 1935


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #630 – July 4, 2017

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Jim-Schmid-at-MP-65-Paul-Bunyan-Trail-MN-5-13-17

Outdoor recreation ranks today as one of the major resources or utilities of the National Forests, not because of anything the government has done to facilitate or increase this form of use, but because of the demonstrated belief of several millions of people that Forests offer a broad and varied field of recreational opportunity.

—USDA FOREST SERVICE, Report of the Forester, 1922


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #627 – July 1, 2017

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Cam-Lockwood-Jim-Schmid-International-Trails-Symposium-Dayton-OH-5-7-17

The desired standards of trail upkeep are those which are necessary to maintain the standard of construction established herein. Well-balance work, not polish, is wanted. To underdo maintenance is bad. To overdo it is worse, because a dollar unspent remains available to correct mistakes, while more dollars spent than necessary are simply wasted.

—USDA FOREST SERVICE, Forest Trail Handbook, 1935


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #582 – May 17, 2017

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US-Forest-Service-belt-buckle-2014

A ranger must be able to take care of himself and his horses under very trying conditions; build trails and cabins; ride all day and all night; pack, shoot and fight fire without losing his head…. All this requires a very vigorous constitution…. Invalids need not apply!

—USDA FOREST SERVICE help-wanted flyer, 1905


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #82 – January 3, 2016

Jim-Schmid-GPSing-on-ATV-near-Tucson-AZ-1993

Jim-Schmid-GPSing-on-ATV-near-Tucson-AZ-1993

This is not an easy issue (unmanaged off-highway vehicle use) to tackle, but if we wait a day, a week or even a year, the impact on the land and the issues surrounding the problem will become even harder to deal with. We need to address the issue now.

—DALE BOSWORTH, Chief of the US Forest Service, 2003


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