Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #746- Oct 28, 2017

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I learned early that the richness of life is found in adventure. Adventure calls on all the faculties of mind and spirit. It develops self-reliance and independence. Life then teems with excitement. But man is not ready for adventure unless he is rid of fear. For fear confines him and limits his scope. He stays tethered by strings of doubt and indecision and has only a small and narrow world to explore.

—WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Of Men and Mountains, 1950


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #656 – July 30, 2017

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The thrill of tramping alone and unafraid through a wilderness of lakes, creeks, alpine meadows, and glaciers is not known to many. A civilization can be built around the machine but it is doubtful that a meaningful life can be produced by it.… When man worships at the feet of avalanche lilies or discovers the delicacies of the pasque flower or finds the faint perfume of the phlox on rocky ridges, he will come to know that the real glories are God’s creations. When he feels the wind blowing through him on a high peak or sleeps under a closely matted white bark pine in an exposed basin, he is apt to find his relationship to the universe.

—WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Supreme Court Justice, Avid Hiker, 1898–1980


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #465 – Jan 20, 2017

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Mountains have a decent influence on men. I have never met along the trails of the high mountains a mean man who would cheat and steal. Certainly most men who are raised there or who work there are as wholesome as the mountains themselves. Those who explore them or foot or horseback usually are open, friendly men.

—WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Supreme Court Justice, Avid Hiker, 1898–1980


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #341 – Sept 18, 2016

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The soul of a man, given time, can put some revealing marks upon his face. The soul of a people invariable makes an indelible imprint upon their land.

—WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Supreme Court Justice, Avid Hiker, 1898–1980


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #274 – July 13, 2016

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Hiking a ridge, a meadow, a river bottom, is as healthy a form of exercise as one can get.

—WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Supreme Court Justice, Avid Hiker, 1898–1980


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #181 – April 11, 2016

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Jim-Schmid-wearing-Forest-Service-Uniform-Tucson-AZ-1992

The national forests are designed by Congress for ‘multiple’ use. That is the professed policy. I had long suspected that ‘multiple’ use was semantics for making cattlemen, sheepmen, lumbermen, miners the main beneficiaries. After they gutted and ruined the forests, then the rest of us could use them—to find campsites among stumps, to look for fish in waters heavy with silt from erosion, to search for game on ridges pounded to dust by sheep.

—WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, My Wilderness: East to Katahdin, 1961


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