Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #691 – Sept 3, 2017

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The Long Trails (1997)
I’ve been chasing rainbows since I was a kid
Seekin’ out the paths where no others did.
The life of the trail I took to my heart,
Wanderin’ wild, and livin’ the part.
I found my way down that endless track,
It fit me well, this life of the pack,
Out where the world is one, untamed and on the run,
Stretching out into the setting sun.

I walk the long trails, I came of age on the long trails,
I found my place in those wide open spaces
Out there a-walkin’ on the long trails.

—WALKIN’ JIM STOLZ, US Long-Distance Hiker, Song Writer, 1953-2010, Walkin’ Jim Music, BMI


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #646 – July 20, 2017

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On the Crest Trail (1996)
Out on the Crest Trail, there’s a wind a-blowin’,
Mojave wind, blowin’ way my cares,
It’s pushing me northward, that’s where I’m a-goin’,
I’m bound for the border and I’ll soon be there.
—WALKIN’ JIM STOLZ, US Long-Distance Hiker, Song Writer, (1953-2010), Walkin’ Jim Music, BMI


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #599 – June 3, 2017

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Back On The Trail Again (1984)
And I’m back on the trail again,
missed you like some long lost friend,
Sometimes I think I’m just a part of the wind,
When I’m back on the trail again.
—WALKIN’ JIM STOLZ, US Long-Distance Hiker, Song Writer, (1953-2010), Walkin’ Jim Music, BMI


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #551 – April 16, 2017

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All Along The Great Divide (1984)
The crystal morning is broken with the cooing of a dove
As you head on up the trail to the highlands up above
Where the colors of the rainbow, are the flowers at your feet,
And your heart sings a song with every beat.
—WALKIN’ JIM STOLZ, US Long-Distance Hiker, Song Writer, (1953-2010), Walkin’ Jim Music, BMI


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #502 – Feb 26, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-sitting-in-tree-on-top-Springer-Mtn-on-Appalachian-Trail-GA-1999

The Appalachian Trail (1974)
Down at Springer Mountain I learned a thing or two,
Just a greenhorn city boy, starting out brand new,
I’d been feeling disconnected, kind of lost along the way,
But the first step that I took, found me coming home that day.
Chorus:
The Appalachian Trail was where it all began,
That’s where this boy first learned, to call himself a man,
It was the wind that taught me how to spread my wings,
It was the path, that led me on to other things.

It’s funny how just spirit will see you through hard times,
The blisters pain and freezin’ rain, and frozen boots were mine,
I look back now and think of how I could have thrown it in,
But the one who stands before you now, just never would have been.
(Repeat Chorus)
I still spend my days out walkin’ with the wind,
Now there’s silver in my beard, my hair is getting’ thin,
They say life is a circle and we’ll all come ’round again,
If that’s so, I’m looking for my Appalachian friends.
(Final Chorus)
—WALKIN’ JIM STOLZ, US Long-Distance Hiker, Song Writer, (1953-2010), Walkin’ Jim Music, BMI


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